OAKLAND, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced today that their revolutionary new mobile payment service has been implemented in Oakland, CA. Not only can customers now pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile's native mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smartphones anywhere in the city, but they can also choose to pay with NFC-enabled mobile phones by waving or tapping their phone on any of Parkmobile's NFC-enabled stickers.
To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register for free at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they can use a mobile app, the internet, QR Code, NFC sticker or call toll free at 1-877-727-5718 to pay for parking. After setting up the account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. They can also select the option to receive both text message or email alerts and reminders.
"Parkmobile is very excited to launch our mobile payment parking service in Oakland," said Albert Bogaard, CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. "With this technology, customers no longer have to search for change at their destination. With the addition of NFC to our suite of payment options, our mobile payment service continues to be an example of innovative technology that can make our lives easier and more efficient."
The program is offered citywide at all on-street parking meters in Oakland. Parkmobile's progressive technologies and services will enhance the experience of motorists. Parkmobile's mobile payment solution is an ideal parking option, and is simple and convenient.
"The City of Oakland is excited to offer motorists a hassle-free and convenient payment option at parking meters," said Noel Pinto, Director of Parking Operations with City of Oakland. "Motorist can now pay for parking at a meter by utilizing their cell phone and seamlessly buying time to park at a metered space; no more digging for coins, no more frustrations and no more stress. Parking in Oakland is no longer an adventure but rather as easy as parking at a meter, making a phone call and walking away. The City of Oakland and Parkmobile are working together to make parking in Oakland a convenience and not a challenge."
Oakland marks the seventh West Coast market following Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Sausalito, Long Beach, Newport Beach and the University of Southern California, that offers the Parkmobile mobile payment solution.
For additional information and locations, please visit: www.parkmobile.com.
Parkmobile is a leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end mobile payment solutions for parking. Its offerings include cashless mobile payments for on and off-street parking, digital parking permits and real-time enforcement. Their services are used in 250 cities around the world by millions of registered users. Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and its call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S. Parkmobile's investors include BCD Holdings and Fontinalis Partners. With annual global revenues of $20.8 billion, BCD Holdings is an international market leader in the travel industry. Fontinalis Partners invests in and partners with innovative technology companies that modernize and improve transportation. Fontinalis is led by Bill Ford, a lifelong environmentalist and the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com.
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