ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced today their revolutionary new service will be implemented starting May 9th at over 30 non-gated Preferred Parking surface lots covering over 3,000 parking spaces in and around the Uptown Charlotte area. Customers will now be able to pay for parking with their cell phone.
"Parkmobile is excited to launch our Pay by Phone Parking service in Charlotte, NC," said Greg Stormberg, COO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. "We are very pleased that Preferred Parking has chosen Parkmobile for our ability to create value through our parking payment technologies, while at the same time enhancing the customer experience through our industry leading Pay by Phone solutions. We believe this alliance is another example of Parkmobile's position as the leading provider of parking payment technologies in the parking and transportation industry."
"Preferred Parking Service is elated to bring the convenience of credit card acceptance to our customers at all our locations in the Charlotte area," said Benjamin Sands, General Manager of Preferred Parking Services, LLC. "The convenience of the Parkmobile service and ability for customers to now have receipts for parking at locations that are not yet automated as well as providing them a quicker option for payment will be well-received and appreciated by our customers. We hope to introduce this service to the Asheville and Greensboro markets in the coming months."
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.
Parkmobile is a leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for digital parking. The firm's product offerings include cashless mobile payments for on and off street parking, digital parking permits, and real time enforcement.
About Preferred Parking
Founded as Friendly Parking in 1961 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Preferred Parking Service is celebrating 40 years of leadership in the parking industry.
A minority owned business; Preferred Parking Service represents more than 65 locations and 17,000 parking spaces in the greater Charlotte area. Our growth is based in providing the type of parking management and experience needed in this vibrant market.