Monday, January 7, 2019

Here's How You Can Apply for an Autosweep RFID


With Skyway O&M Corporation’s plan to eventually make the entire elevated part of Skyway passable only to Autosweep RFID users, now is a great time to get re-acquainted on how you can get one for your vehicle; after all, it saves you time when traversing the entire portion of the South Luzon Expressway and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway.

Get Your Documents in Order

Before proceeding to any of the RFID Stations, make sure to bring the following documents:
  • Photocopy of the OR/CR of the vehicle you want to enroll.
  • Photocopy of any valid government-issued ID (preferably driver’s license).
  • If you’re not the registered owner, bring an authorization letter from the registered owner along with a photocopy of the owner’s ID with his/her original signature.
  • Download and fill up the following form: Personal Account or Business Account.
  • You can also enroll your RFID to automatically debit from your credit card with this Auto Debit Arrangement Form.
Head to an RFID Installation Site

Once you have all the documents in order, head to one of 19 Autosweep RFID installation sites scattered in and around the vicinity of the SLEX and STAR Tollway. For owners of multiple cars, it’s a bummer, but you have to bring the actual vehicle for RFID installation.

Once you get there, look for the Autosweep RFID kiosk (location varies per installation site). Installation is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Take note that during busy times, the Autosweep personnel may also be swamped with people wanting to reload their accounts so best allot around 15-30 minutes.

Take note that the Autosweep RFID is free, but there is a required initial load of P 500.00.

There are two kinds of RFIDs on offer—one that’s installed on the inside part your windshield glass or one that’s applied on your headlight. By default, the installer will go for the one that’s installed in the inside part of your windshield glass; however, if you have tint installed, it’s best to go for the headlight one.

Here’s the list of RFID installation stations:
  • SKYWAY Office (SOMCO)
    Location: Skyway Toll Operations Bldg. G/F Toll Operations Bldg., Dona Soledad Ave .Brgy. Don Bosco, Paranaque City
    Business Hours: Daily 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • AYALA GREENFIELD Toll Plaza
    Location: Ayala Greenfield Toll Plaza, Brgy. Saimsim, Calamba City
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • STA. ROSA SouthBound Toll Plaza
    Location: Sta. Rosa Southbound Toll Plaza, Pulong Sta. Cruz, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • STA. ROSA Northbound Toll Plaza
    Location: Sta. Rosa Northbound Toll Plaza, Pulong Sta. Cruz, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
    Business Hours: Daily 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • SOUTHWOODS Northbound Toll Plaza
    Location: Southwoods Northbound Toll Plaza, Halang Southwoods, Brgy. San Francisco, Binan City Laguna
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • SOUTHWOODS Southbound Toll Plaza
    Location: Southwoods SouthBound Toll Plaza, Halang Southwoods, Brgy. San Francisco Binan City, Laguna
    Business Hours: Daily 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • Petron SLEX
    Location: PEC3, SLEX, San Pedro, Laguna
    Business Hours: Daily 8:30AM – 6:00PM
    SHELL PUTATAN Southbound Gas Station
    Location: Along SLEX
    Business Hours: Daily 8:30AM – 6:00PM
    SHELL MAMPLASAN Northbound Gas Station
    Location: Along SLEX
    Business Hours: Daily 8:30AM – 6:00PM
    SHELL MAGALLANES Gas Station
    Location: Magallanes Avenue, South Super Highway, Makati City
    Business Hours: Daily 8:30AM – 6:00PM
  • Petron Dasmarinas
    Location: EDSA, Antonio S Arnaiz Ave, Dasmarinas Village Makati, Metro Manila
    Business Hours: Daily 8:30AM – 6:00PM
    Carmona Toll Plaza
    Location:  South Luzon Expressway Maduya Carmona Cavite
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Petron Malvar KM 75 Southbound
    Location: Star Tollway KM 74-75 Star Tollways, San Andres Malvar, Batangas
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Petron Lipa KM 79 Northbound
    Location: Star Tollway KM 79 Tibig, Lipa, Batangas
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Petron San Jose KM 86 Northbound
    Location: Barangay Aya San Jose, Batangas
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Petron KM 44 Southbound
    Location: Barangay Mapagong Calamba, Laguna
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • STAR Tollway Lipa (Tambo)
    Location: KM82 STAR Tollway Brgy Tambo, Lipa City
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Petron C5 RFID Station (Northbound)
    Location: C5 Road Brgy. Ususan Diego Silang Taguig City
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Petron Mindanao Ave. (Northbound)
    Location: 188 Mindanao Avenue Brgy. Bahay Toro Tandang Sora, QC
    Business Hours: Daily 6:00AM – 6:00PM
Every so often, they also hold satellite stickering events which you can periodically check out here.

Some Things You Need to Remember

While applying for an Autosweep RFID is pretty straightforward, there are some things you need to know first:
  • If it’s the first time for you applying for an RFID, there’s a chance it won’t be activated right away. Activation can take anywhere between 2 hours to 12 hours. Since you entered the tollway using the cash lane, it’s advisable that you exit using the cash lane too. Try not to use the mixed ETC/CASH lane as the system make double-charge you.
  • If this is your second car to enroll using the same account number, chances are your RFID will be activated right away, but still use the mixed lane just to be sure.
  • You can enroll multiple cars (up to 5) using the same account name and number. This way, the balance is shared across your different cars. If you have more than 5 cars that you want to register using the same account number, you have to fill up the Vehicle Assignment Form.
  • Each Autosweep RFID comes with a plastic card containing your car’s identification number and unique QR code. Keep this plastic card in the car at all times in case your RFID cannot be read for whatever reason.
  • If you have insufficient balance, do not take the ETC or RFID lanes. Doing so may mean the confiscation of your RFID tag and/or vehicle card. If that happens, there are only three places you can get them, depending on which area of the Skyway you found yourself on: NAIAX and Skyway (Skyway Office, Bicutan); Alabang to Ayala Greenfield (Silangan Customer Service); STAR Tollway (STAR Tollway Lipa – Tambo).
  • You can check the balance of your Autosweep RFID at any time using SMS (standard SMS rates will apply): Type AUTOSWEEP <space> BALINQ <space> PlateNumber and set to 0917 860 8655 for Globe and 0918 860 8655 for Smart.

2 comments:

  1. Hello, I have a question. Paano po kung nabili lang po yung sasakyan, second hand na po at hindi na makakakuha ng authorization letter kasi wala na contact sa original owner. Ano po kailangan gawin?

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    1. You're supposed to have transferred the registration over to your name when you got the car.

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