Heads up to all motorists. Starting November 2, 2020, NLEX and SLEX toll road operators will only allow RFID stickers in settling your toll fees as mandated by the Department of Transportation.
This transition to a full RFID system will facilitate cashless transactions, so you don’t need to panic every time you reach the toll booth and find not enough cash in your wallet.
If you don’t have an RFID sticker yet, you still have until this month to get one. Unfortunately, you can only get your sticker at the nearest RFID installation site or at its customer service center offices.
In this article, you will learn more about the RFID sticker, where to get it, how it works, and how to swiftly reload your RFID account.
What is Easytrip RFID?
The Easytrip RFID is a radio frequency identification sticker attached to your vehicle’s headlight or windshield to facilitate contactless payment at toll booths.
When your vehicle passes through the toll booth scanner, it will automatically deduct the toll fee based on the matrix. For instance, from Balintawak to San Fernando, the toll fee is P186 for a one-way trip.
The conventional way to settle fees is by paying cash to the toll booth operator. However, as COVID-19 changed the ways we transact, the government recommends the use of the RFID system to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Where can you use your Easytrip RFID sticker?
The Easytrip RFID works only at tollways managed by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) which include the NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, CALAX, and C5-Link Flyover.
AutoSweep, on the other hand, works on San Miguel Corporation (SMC) infrastructure, which includes SLEX, STAR Tollway, Skyway, NAIAX, MCX, and TPLEX.
Both toll road operators use RFID systems. With that said, motorists should get both Easytrip and AutoSweep stickers if they will be passing through these tollways from November 2, 2020, onwards.
How do you get an Easytrip RFID sticker?
As of this writing, the only way to get Easytrip RFID stickers is to visit the nearest installation site. Here’s a complete list of installation and reloading sites.
As there are millions of car owners in the NCR and nearby provinces, we urge you to be patient once you arrive at the installation sites. You can visit early in the morning to avoid the rush hour (and the rush hour crowd) and secure a slot. Installation is free, so just fill out the form and pay for the initial credit of P500.
Account activation will take about 24 hours. Make sure to keep the receipt and the physical ID with your designated account number. This is what you’ll use to check and top-up your balance.
How do you check your Easytrip balance?
Checking your account balance is super easy. You can do it on the website or the mobile app (available on the App Store or Play Store). But you must first register your account to access it while on the go.
You can also view your balance via Easy Reload Ninja just by keying in the Easytrip account number.
How do you reload your Easytrip account?
Reloading can also be done with your Visa and Mastercard cards.
Below are three convenient options that you can try:
Reload Easytrip via Easy Reload Ninja
- Visit Easy Reload Ninja and enter your account number to view your current balance.
- Click the desired amount you want to top up: P500, P1,000 or P1,500
- Click the mode of payment: Visa/Mastercard, or BPI online. If you use a credit card, key in the credit card details or the email address if you’re paying with BPI Online.
- Click the Pay button. (There’s a convenience fee of P25 if you use this method.)
Reload Easytrip via mobile banking and e-wallets (ING Bank, PayMaya, CoinsPH etc.)
ING Philippines has Easytrip bills payment, so you don’t need to enroll your account.
With other banks, you can check the Bills Payment option to see if ‘Easytrip Services Corporation’ or ‘Easytrip’ is supported.
Here’s how to top up using the ING Bank PH mobile app:
- Log in to your mobile banking app.
- Choose ‘Pay Account’ and tap Transfer/Pay > Pay Bills
- Search for ‘Easytrip’ under Biller and enter the 12-digit Easytrip account number to top.
- Confirm your payment and wait for about 24-48 hours for the funds to be credited to your account.
As per ING Bank’s bills payment terms and conditions, if you make transactions after 6:00 PM or on non-banking days, it will be processed the next banking day.
Aside from mobile banking, you can also use PayMaya to add funds to your Easytrip account.
- Log in to your PayMaya account.
- Tap Bills > Toll > Easytrip
- Enter your account number and how much you want to top up. The minimum top-up amount is P500.
- Confirm the payment and wait for about 24-48 hours for the funds to be credited to your account.
Another way to reload your account is via the CLiQQ app or kiosks. If there’s a nearby 7-Eleven store, this would be very convenient for you.
- Log in to your CLiQQ app.
- Tap Pay Bills > Transpo/Toll >Easytrip
- Enter the account number and amount. The minimum top-up is P500.
- The app will generate a unique barcode that you need to present to the cashier at any 7-Eleven store to settle the payment.
- Wait for about 24-48 hours for the funds to be credited to your account.
It’s the same process when you use the CLiQQ kiosk, but a unique barcode will be printed out instead. Just present this printout to the cashier. The good news is that as of this writing, there’s no convenience fee, so that will save you around P15 to P25 per top-up.
The Easytrip RFID system offers convenience to motorists because it’s cashless and contactless. Once the sticker is attached to your vehicle, the toll booth RFID scanner will automatically deduct the amount quickly and easily.
Aside from that, you can also conveniently reload in many available channels. Just keep in mind that it usually takes 1 to 2 days for the new credits to reflect in your account. If you have a trip coming up, reload sufficiently and on time to avoid inconveniences at the toll booth.
With that said, make sure you visit the nearest installation site to prepare for your next month’s trips!
Do you have your Eastytrip RFID sticker already? Where did you get yours, and what was your experience like? Share your experiences in the comments!