DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced today a revolutionary new service that will allow residents and visitors in Dearborn to save time and money by using their mobile phone to pay for parking at meters in the west downtown district.
Phase one of the program will begin in metered Lot H, located at West Village Drive between Mason and Monroe, south of Michigan Avenue.
To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register for free at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, motorists can use a mobile app, the internet, or a toll free phone call, 800-280-4146 to pay for parking. After setting up the account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. Motorists can also select the option to receive text message alerts and reminders fifteen minutes before their time expires.
"We're pleased to offer this innovation to make it even more convenient for people to visit the stores, night spots and restaurants in our west downtown," said Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Jr. "We want to deliver services for the way people live their lives now, and phone applications are a big part of that."
"We are always looking for ways to be more customer friendly," said Mark Shooshanian, Councilman and Chairman of the Parking Advisory Commission.
"Parkmobile is very excited to launch our pay by phone parking service with the City of Dearborn," said Albert Bogaard, President & CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. "With this technology, customers no longer have to search for change or estimate the time needed at their destination. The Pay by phone service is an example of another technology that can make our lives easier and more efficient."
Parking in Lot H is 50 cents an hour. There is a small transaction fee of .35 cents for using the convenience of the pay by phone system, or customers can choose to pay a flat rate of $3 (transaction fee is included) to park from 5 p.m. to closing.
Parkmobile's innovative technologies and services will enhance the experience of motorists. Parkmobile's pay by phone is an ideal parking option, and is simple and convenient.
For additional information, please visit: www.parkmobile.com.
Parkmobile is a leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for pay by phone parking and digital parking permits. With millions of registered users, Parkmobile is available in more than 100 cities worldwide. Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and has become one of the largest providers of cashless parking systems in the United States. The company's call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.parkmobile.com.
SOURCE Parkmobile USA, Inc.