1. What is Easytrip?
Easytrip is a tollway collection system that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for vehicle identification. It is used on expressways managed by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC).
These expressways include North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), C5 Link, and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).
You use an Easytrip RFID sticker in the country's longest expressway, the SCTEX
Installing an EasyTrip RFID sticker on your car is essential to have especially now that the Toll Regulatory Board ordered all toll operators to implement a cashless transaction.
With this, motorists can expect that the traffic will flow smoother and more efficiently. The deadline for toll operators to implement cashless transactions in all of their tolls is on December 1, 2020.
On the other hand, Autosweep is a tollway collection system used on expressways managed by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) such as SLEX, Skyway, NAIAX. Autosweep expressways are also ordered by the Toll Regulatory Board to implement a cashless transaction.
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To help motorists with their daily drive, Easytrip RFID can now be used on Autosweep toll roads, and vice versa. You just have to enroll for an Autosweep account on any of its installation stations to get started. Two separate accounts will be used, one for Easytrip Account and another for Autosweep Account.
13 Frequently Asked Questions on RFIDs for Philippine Expressways
2. Easytrip tag Installation Guide: Where to install?
There are multiple Easytrip installation sites available around the entry and exit points of its expressways. Once finishing the Easytrip application form for an Easytrip RFID sticker, an Easytrip representative will be the one to install the sticker on your car.
Here are the Easytrip installation sites in NLEX for Class 1 vehicles that you can visit to get started:
- NLEX Balintawak Customer Service Center (tent)
- NLEX Tabang Customer Service Center (tent)
- NLEX San Fernando Customer Service Center (tent)
- Marilao Mobile POS
- Petron Marilao
- Petron Balagtas
- Shell Balintawak
- Shell Balagtas
- Shell Mexico
- Shell of Asia
- Mega Caltex
- PTT SCTEX
The said installation sites are open from Monday to Sunday starting from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except for PTT SCTEX as it opens from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). You can check out Easytrip’s official website to find out more about the different installation sites available in Luzon.
Moreover, Easytrip is providing a stick-it-yourself RFID sticker (Easytrip online subscription) available on e-commerce platforms such as Shopee and Lazada. To avail of a stick-it-yourself Easytrip RFID sticker, you first have to buy it on the said e-commerce platforms.
Jot down the Order ID as it will be needed in the online application. After ordering on either Lazada or Shopee, go to www.easytrip.ph/siyrfidform.html to apply for an account.
You can get it on Shopee for Php 500
You will be asked to fill up necessary personal information such as name, mobile number, e-mail address, plate/conduction number of your car, vehicle class of your car, order ID (from Lazada/Shopee), and your vehicle make/model.
The location of where you will place your RFID will also be asked. If your car is heavily-tinted, it is recommended that you put your RFID sticker on your car’s right headlamp.
Included in the stick-it-yourself RFID sticker is a positioning card that will serve as your guide in placing your RFID sticker on your car’s right headlamps. Clean your headlamps first in order for your RFID sticker to stay in place firmly.
Or Lazada. The prices are both the same
But if you decide to place the RFID sticker on your car’s windshield, place it on the lower right side of your car’s windshield from the inside. This way, the toll scanners on Easytrip expressways will easily read your RFID sticker.
3. Easytrip RFID tag Installation Guide: Prices
There are two ways you can get your Easytrip RFID sticker. The first one is via e-commerce platforms such as Shopee and Lazada.
Both the e-commerce platforms list the EasyTrip RFID sticker for Php 500 only. Of note, the paid amount will also serve as your RFID sticker’s initial load.
The other option to avail of an RFID sticker is visiting EasyTrip installation sites. The installation of your RFID sticker in installation sites is free, but you are also required to pay Php 500 for its initial load.
4. Easytrip RFID tag Installation Guide: Trouble-shooting tips
Once in a while, a toll gate will fail in scanning your RFID sticker. To avoid such inconvenience, always bring with you your Easytrip account card that you will present to a toll representative whenever a gate fails to scan.
In addition, do not place your stick-it-yourself RFID sticker if your car is heavily-tinted. This will make it harder for toll gates to read your RFID sticker. Worse, it won’t read at all. There is a case shared online that a motorist had to his cut a portion of his windshield tint just to make the RFID sticker work.
Here are your other options for reloading your Easytrip RFID account
Lastly, always check your balance to avoid getting stopped at toll gates. To check, log in to your Easytrip account on its official website. Once you’re in, find the ‘account details’ under the ‘customer accounts’ tab to check your Easytrip RFID balance.
5. FAQs about Easytrip RFID
Q: What is Easytrip RFID?
An Easytrip RFID is used for vehicles traversing expressways managed by Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC). It carries a balance of a motorist that pays the toll fares.
Q: What expressways can I use with an Easytrip RFID?
An Easytrip RFID can be used in expressways such as North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), C5 Link, and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).
Q: Where can I install an Easytrip RFID?
There are numerous of RFID installation sites Easytrip has made available. Most of the installation sites are situated in the entry and exit points of an expressway.
Q: Where should I install my Easytrip RFID?
There are two places you can install your Easytrip RFID sticker. The first one is on your car’s right headlamps, while the other place is on your car’s right portion of its windshield from the inside.
Q: How much does it cost to install an EasyTrip RFID?
You can get an Easytrip RFID via Shopee and Lazada for Php 500 only. You are just required to fill up necessary information such as name, plate/conduction number, and mobile number.
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