SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced today an innovative new service that will allow residents and visitors in Santa Cruz to save time and money by using their mobile phone to pay for parking in the City of Santa Cruz.
"Pay by phone offers customers a new and better way to pay for parking. Parkmobile users have 24/7 access to their online account; they can print reports and easily track their parking expenses. It's much faster and more convenient," noted Albert Bogaard, CEO of Parkmobile
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, 877-727-5718 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.
"We are excited to introduce Parkmobile to the City of Santa Cruz. Parkmobile provides residents and visitors an easy and innovative way to manage parking meter time – directly from a mobile phone. We are pleased to deliver this new option to help avoid parking tickets and enhance the shopping and entertainment experience across the city," said Mayor Ryan Coonerty
Marlin Granlund, Parking Program Manager, said "Parkmobile's pay by phone service is another accomplishment in what the City of Santa Cruz has been striving to achieve for parking public in the last couple of years. First with the Santa Cruz ParkCard, then with credit card acceptance at all paid parking facilities and now the innovative pay by phone service. We are very happy to be working with Parkmobile to provide this new way to pay to park in Santa Cruz."
Starting today, customers parking in Santa Cruz will be able to pay for parking online or via phone from the comfort and safety of their own vehicle. The service is being offered citywide at over 1800 parking meters and pay-by-space lots. Enrollment in the new program is free, quick and easy. A $.35 transaction fee is charged each time you use the service. Parkmobile's pay by phone parking is an ideal parking option for motorists, 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.