beep™ Introduces PH First QR Ticketing System
Commuters who take the BGC Bus to and from Bonifacio Global City can now use the QR code system to pay for their fares after it was implemented by AF Payments Inc., the company that modernized payment and ticketing in transportation through beep™.
A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is a two-dimensional barcode that stores information that can be read rapidly by a QR reader, thereby allowing quick passenger validation and entry into the paid or boarding areas.
How it works
In addition to using the beep™ card, commuters now have the option to buy QR code-based tickets that the commuter will scan before boarding the bus or ferry.
The new system will replace manually validated paper ticketing to ensure quicker validation and hassle-free commuter experience.
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Additionally, passengers can also use the GCash mobile app to pay their fare. To pay, open the GCash app on your smartphone, choose Pay QR, generate your own QR code, and scan the QR code on the beep QR Reader.
Your QR ticket will automatically print and the fare will be deducted from your GCash account.
It is good to note that the technology used for this system is locally developed by Filipinos. Joey Lim, chairman of the Board of AF Payments, Inc. describes this as a new era in transport ticketing, which they hope to be replicated in other parts of the country.
“It’s a smart solution where both operators and commuters enjoy the efficiency and ease of use associated with QR technology,“ he added.
The QR code transport ticketing system is implemented in Cebu-based Topline Express Ferries as well. Further, AF Payments Inc. is planning to roll out QR ticketing to other partner buses in Metro Manila in the coming months.
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This is a press release. Minor edits were made prior to publishing.
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