For a smooth and easy time
If you’ve travelled to the north or south of the Metro pretty frequently, you’ve probably experienced first-hand the long queue of cars right before entering the toll gates. Given that major highways, NLEX and SLEX in particular, are transitioning to 100% cashless transactions, this spectacle isn’t a surprise.
With COVID-19 still raging, government agencies are continually looking for ways to keep the public safe. Apart from closing down schools, offices and nonessential establishments, one preventive measure they’ve taken is to require all motorists to get an RFID. Since this sticker enables contactless transactions, it should help reduce the virus' transmission.
Unfortunately, the heavy traffic on the highway means that many car owners are still unregistered for one. In case you haven’t applied yet, get on board as soon as possible, even if the deadline is currently unclear and stated as “until further notice.” So while we’re still at open the window, better get on board. Besides, failure to do so will cost you hefty fines.
With that said, you may have a ton of questions in mind. How do these stickers work? What is the application process like? To make things easier for you, this guide we’ve prepared will discuss everything you need to know.
Everything You Need to Know About Autosweep and Easytrip RFID
NLEX and SLEX are operated by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and The San Miguel Corporation (SMC), respectively. To let you travel quickly and safely, they offer RFIDs that can be installed on your vehicle.
What is RFID?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) stickers from AutoSweep and Easytrip utilize electromagnetic fields to identify and track the vehicles with the sticker. The RFID device contains a radio transponder, radio receiver and transmitter.
When triggered by an RFID reader, such as passing through a tollgate, the sticker transmits digital data back to the reader and subtracts the payment without a cashier's physical intervention. If you want access to a particular expressway, you need to take note which RFID it’s registered to.
Autosweep by SMC
South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
NAIA Expressway (NAIAX)
Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)
Easytrip by MPTC
North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)
Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX)
Cavite-Manila Expressway (Cavitex)
Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX)
Where to get RFIDs?
With the guide above, you should now have a clear idea of which highways are under Autosweep or Easytrip’s jurisdiction. Once that’s out of the way, take note of where you can register by knowing these installation sites:
C5 Customer Service Center southbound, Skyway/NAIAX
NAIAX Drive-Thru westbound, Skyway/NAIAX
Southwoods Toll Plaza northbound, SLEX
After Calamba Entry Toll Plaza, SLEX
Eton Toll Plaza northbound, SLEX
TPLEX Tarlac Main Office northbound, SLEX
Bocaue Barrier Lane, Lane X01, NLEX
Balintawak Lane, Lane N10, NLEX
CIC Customer Service northbound and southbound, Cavitex
Merville Toll, C5 South Link
Taguig Toll Plaza, C5 South Link
Mamplasan-Greenfield Customer Service Center, CALAX
Laguna Boulevard Toll Plaza, CALAX
Laguna Technopark Toll Plaza, CALAX
Where to install your RFID Sticker?
You can place your RFID sticker in three locations on your car:
Windshield. Your windshield is the ideal spot since the sensors are located above the tollbooth and on the sides. However, if your windshield has at least a medium tint, it may reduce the device's effectiveness.
Headlight. Sticking your RFID to your headlight is a good idea if you have a transparent sticker.
License plate. You can get an attachment for your RFID sticker so you can place it on top of your front license plate.
Where to Load & How to Check RFID Balance
You can top up Autosweep and Easytrip through their designated kiosks on the highway or at a reloading center such as 7-11 or SM. But with the risks of exposure, you may want to avoid physical RFID loading stations. Take advantage of digital methods!
To check your RFID balance, please take note of these steps:
After installing your RFID sticker, register its details at www.autosweeprfid.com
Log in to your account and go to “Enrolled Accounts”
Click the “Balance” button
Via Mobile App
On your mobile phone, head to www.autosweeprfid.com
Follow the instructions that pop up to start your download
Launch the app, then register or sign in with your RFID details
Tap on the balance button
Text AUTOSWEEP <space> BALINQ <space> Plate Number.
Send to 09178607655.
After registering, head over to https://easytrip.reload.ninja
Log in with your Easytrip account number and view your current balance
Via Mobile Application
Visit your phone’s app store and download the Easytrip app
Register and log in to your account. Add your vehicle details and click save
Click your account/vehicle to view your balance
To make life easier, you can reload your Autosweep and Easytrip accounts electronically.
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Travel Safely and Conveniently
Lining up to get an RFID can be a bit tedious, but keep in mind that it’s for your own good. RFIDs not only give you convenience on the road, but they also help you stay safe by minimizing your exposure to COVID-19. Visit the Easytrip and Autosweep websites for a smooth and safe journey!