BEEP card maker AF Payments Inc. (AFPI) said its tap-to-pay contactless payment system can be used nationwide since bus and jeepney operators proliferate across the country.
Peter Maher, president and chief executive officer of AFPI, said that even though operations were focused in the National Capital Region (NCR), there was a great opportunity to expand.
“I think the segment that we’re seeing across the country is transportation. As we have more bus and jeepney operators, that will be the opportunity to geographically spread the beep cards,” he told The Manila Times in an interview.
He said AFPI also supported the government’s plan to modernize the jeepney sector.
“Our way of helping is to provide very affordable devices. So under the government guidelines, the jeeps have to have a fair collection system. We have that. We are already in buses, we are already in trains. They also require GPS (global positioning system) for safety, our devices can also take care of the GPS requirement,” he added.
Part of its plan is to widen the loading presence of its cards to include even the grassroots market.
“You’ll see new technologies from us in the next few months which will enable even sari-sari stores to offer beep loading and beep payments,” he said.