Autosweep and Easytrip: A Simple Guide
Updated on September 23 2023
By: Ricardo S. Lazo for Automart.PH
RFID or radio frequency identification is an automatic scanning device with the employ of a tag reader. It uses electromagnet fields to identify the vehicles without making any physical contact. It is now used in tollways for cashless transactions thereby promoting efficient road passage.
The tag will trigger the RFID reader upon reaching the vicinity of the electronic radius at the toll gates. In case the toll device fails to scan your tag, simply present the card to the toll attendant for Autosweep, or tap the card on the sensor provided at the gantry for Easytrip. For this reason, it is best to always have your card ready and inside your car to avoid delays.
With an RFID account, your vehicle gets a sticker and a tag on the car, together with a card. This card, including sticker and tag, is unique and is registered to your account. RFID is non-transferable. You cannot borrow or lend another's card as it contains the owner's registered plate number and account number. If you sell the vehicle, remove the sticker, surrender it to the appropriate RFID station, and fill out a termination form.
How to enroll in RFID?
To avoid inconvenience, applicants for Autosweep and Easytrip cards can apply through online appointments for new vehicles travelling in and out of Metro Manila. Autosweep application is done through an online scheduling only and no walk-ins are accepted. For Easytrip, walk-ins can be accommodated in selected sites. Take note of Easytrip ORRAS (Online RFID Registration and Appointment System) for the schedule where walk-ins are not entertained.
Here are the steps for enrolment and installation:
- Set an appointment schedule online.
- For no online appointment or walk-ins, proceed to selected locations, subject to prior request and availability.
- Or you may go to a designated lane loading and installation lanes with signages at toll gates for registration.
Where to register?
Here are the specific locations to enrol in RFID:
a. Customer Service Center at C5 Links, Southbound Skyway/NAIAX
b. NAIA drive via westbound, Skyway, NAIAX
c. Calamba entry Toll Plaza, SLEX
d. Eton Toll Plaza Northbound, SLEX
e. TPLEX Tarlac Main Office Northbound, SLEX
a. Balintawak Lane, Lane N10, NLEX
b. Bocaue Barrier Lane, Lane XO1, NLEX
c, Customer Service north/southbound CAVITEX
d. Laguna Technopark Toll Plaza at Laguna Blvd. Toll Plaza, CALAX
e. Merville Toll, C5 Southlink
f. Mamplasan-Greenfield Customer Service, CALAX
g. Taguig Toll Plaza, C5 Southlink.
Bring in the following:
- Photocopy of vehicle's registration.
- ID with picture and signature.
- If the applicant is not the registered owner, any proof of ownership or authorization letter from the owner.
- Photocopy of the sales invoice for a new vehicle.
P500 consumable initial load with no date of expiration. For Classes B and C like trucks, busses, etc. The initial load is 500 consumable without expiration. Reloading of balance is necessary for continuous pass.
P200 (Southbound) or P500 (Northbound) consumable initial load and no date of expiry. For Classes B and C at 500 and consumable also with no date of expiry. To enjoy the benefit, continue reloading.
Applicability of RFID
Specific RFID cards are utilized and permitted to traverse the following expressways:
- Autosweep (SMC).
b. SLEX (South Luzon)
c. NAIA Tollway
d. MCX (Muntinlupa-Cavite)
e. TPLEX (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union)
2. Easytrip (Metro Pacific)
a. NLEX (North Luzon)
b. SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac)
d. CALAX (Calamba-Laguna)
3. C5 Links
Should a problem arise with the use of RFID along designated highways, you may contact Easytrip MPTC at 8-555-7575; or email customer_service @nlex.cin.ph. For Autosweep, contact SMC via (02) 5388655 (TOLL). For Toll Regulatory Board, Smart (0919-560-9527) and Globe (0915-163-6468) M-F 8AM to 5PM.
Loading RFID wallet
There are various ways to load up the wallet, you may choose any of the following you most prefer:
a. Online: express/E-wallet such as GCash, Maya, Coins.ph, ECPpay and TouchPay.
b. Online banking via ChinaBank, UnionBank, Maybank, and Bank of Commerce.
c. Malls: Rustan’s, WalterMart, Robinsons, SM.
d. Supermarkets: SM Hypermarket, Robinsosn, Savemore, Shopwise, among others
e. Gas Stations: Shell and Petron
f. Convenience Stores: 7/11, Family Mart and Treats
a. E-wallet like GCash, Coins.ph, PayMaya, Smart Money, TouchPay, etc
b. Online banking via BDO, Metrobank, Mastercard or Visa, Bancnet.
c. Convenience Store: 7/11.
d. Others like LBC and Bayad Center
With traffic congestion increasing, make sure to have your car installed with RFIDs as soon as possible. You would not want to queue in cash lanes forever, now do you?
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Content Editor Kyle Liong contributed to this story.