With the fast-paced life in the metro, having convenient access to products and services is ideal, especially for daily commuters. And if you’re using the Metro and Light Rail Transit System (MTR & LTR) as your mode of transportation to go from one place to another in Metro Manila, keeping a Beep card with you is very handy. This card makes it easier to pay your fare in the LRT or at selected Point-to-Point (P2P) PUVs and buses across the country by simply tapping your card.
So if you recently bought a Beep card and wondering how to use it, keep reading to learn how to load the Beep card using GCash.
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What is Beep?
But before anything else, let’s discuss what and where you can use the Beep card.
A Beep card is one of the most convenient tools Filipinos use to pay for daily services, which is a stored-value card offering contactless transactions. This card is valuable to commuters, especially those who ride the LRT1, LRT2, MRT3, and P2P systems, as they no longer have to queue to pay for their fare, saving time and energy.
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Apart from transportation, Beep card holders can conveniently pay at selected Robinsons cinemas and stores such as FamilyMart and Ministop without cash. You can also use the Beep card when dining at Wendy’s or paying toll fees at CAVITEX and NLEX, so you’ll never have to worry about running out of money. Furthermore, you can easily top up your Beep card at Beep Ticket Vending Machines, Bayad Center, or through Over-The-Air (OTA) loading partners.
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How to load the Beep card using GCash?
Now, if you’re looking for the easiest way to load a Beep card, you can use your GCash wallet. To do so, download the Beep app on your mobile device on Google Play. With the app, you can check your Beep card balance and view your previous transactions. In addition, the Beep app has the Buy Load feature, where you can pay using GCash.
However, the Buy Load feature on the Beep app is only accessible to NFC-enabled Android phones. It is also not on iOS devices, and you can only see your Beep balance in the app. So before downloading the app, check if your android phone has NFC-enabled by sliding your finger on your screen from the top to down to see the Quick Settings Menu. You can also enable the NFC feature on your phone settings.
Once you have enabled the NFC feature on your android phone and installed the Beep app, follow the steps below on how to load the Beep card using GCash:
- Sign up and log in to your account.
- Select a Beep card on your list or click the Load Unregistered Card button.
- Next, select the amount you would like to load and click Continue.
- Double-check the Beep card number to load and the amount to pay, and click Continue.
- On the payment options, click GCash.
- Then, log in to your GCash wallet.
- Enter the 6-digit authentication code (OTP) sent to your GCash-registered mobile number.
- Enter your 4-digit MPIN.
- Double-check the transaction details and click the Pay button.
- Wait for the confirmation indicating a successful transaction. Also, return to the Beep app to check your load balance.