The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) will soon implement its three-strike policy starting May 15 which charges a Php 1,000 fine to those motorists who will traverse the expressways in the Philippines with an insufficient balance for the third time. This campaign by the TRB will prompt motorists to reload their RFID accounts regularly.
Smart Communications, Inc. and MPTC partnership
Fortunately, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) decided to weigh into the matter by partnering with the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) to enable Smart and TNT subscribers to top-up via mobile load service. To get started, subscribers simply have to key in EASY[DENOM]
Smart and TNT subscribers may choose to load in denominations of Php 100, Php 300, Php 500, and Php 1,000. They will receive a text message for every successful transaction which should credit their accounts in real time. Smart Postpaid customers will be charged to their monthly bill.
“We’re always looking for innovative ways to serve our customers and make their life simpler and easier. Through our partnership with MPTC, we’re glad to offer our subscribers the added convenience and comfort of being able to reload their Easytrip RFID account anytime and anywhere so they have one less concern on the road,” said Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business Jane J. Basas.
Avoid getting a strike with the new Smart mobile RFID load service
Of note, the expressways that are under MPTC (for Easytrip RFID) only include the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), and C-5 South Link Expressway. Moreover, Easytrip RFID users may also top-up using the Banco De Oro (BDO)’s online app as an alternative.
“Many of us rely on our mobile phones for crucial information and services, we are glad to team up with Smart to introduce another hassle-free way for users to top up their Easytrip RFID accounts with their Smart or TNT mobile load through a simple message. This way, they may enjoy a smoother and safer journey on our tollways without worrying about not having enough Easytrip load,” said MPTC President and CEO Rodrigo E. Franco.
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