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Parkmobile USA, Inc. launches mobile payment solutions pilot program in downtown Vancouver

Residents, businesses and visitors will be able to conduct their parking transactions by mobile phone.

Vancouver, WA – August 1, 2014—Parkmobile USA, Inc. has partnered with the City of Vancouver to pilot its revolutionary new parking payment service for the next six months at approximately 100 on-street parking spaces in downtown Vancouver http://bit.ly/XkpqeG.

Starting Aug. 1, customers will have the option of paying to park in these particular spaces using a mobile app, the Internet, or by calling a toll-free number. After setting up their Parkmobile account through mobile app or at www.parkmobile.com, customers can immediately start using the system. Parkmobile will also send customers alerts on their mobile phone 15 minutes before their parking meter expires. If they haven’t already purchased the full time allowed at the meter, customers can also add time to their meter directly from their phones.

“Parkmobile is very excited to launch our mobile payment parking service in Vancouver – another pro-gressive thinking city,” said Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. “This technology offers customers a new and better way to pay for parking. Our mobile payment service is an example of another technology that can make our lives easier and more efficient.”

The City’s parking rate will remain $0.50 an hour. Parkmobile will charge users an additional
$0.35 for each mobile transaction. Parking customers will still be able to pay with coins, if they prefer.

The “20 minutes free” feature on the City’s coin-operated meters will be automatically incorporated into the transaction. For example, at a 2-hour space, the customer will only pay for 1 hour, 40 minutes if they choose to park for the full two hours.

The electronic read-out on the parking meters will still say “Expired” after using Parkmobile, but the City’s parking enforcement officers will be able to see if the customer paid by using Parkmobile on their hand-held devices.

The parking meters included in the pilot are easy to spot. Just look for

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Parkmobile USA, Inc. Partners with Arlington County and Launches Mobile Pay-ment Solutions in Arlington, VA

With the launch of Parkmobile, residents and visitors of Arlington will be able to conduct their parking transactions by mobile phone. 

Arlington County, VA – July 24, 2014 — Parkmobile USA, Inc. and Arlington County announced today a program that will allow customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at all of the metered spaces throughout Arlington County over the coming months. Customers can pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smartphones.

To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they can use a mobile app, the internet, or call toll free 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 text message alerts and reminders.

“Parkmobile is very excited to launch our mobile payment parking service in Arlington County,” said Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. “We are thrilled to partner with Arlington to offer this technology which enhances the parking experience by eliminating the need to swipe a card or feed coins to a meter. Parkmobile looks forward to working with Arlington to offer drivers a more robust means of parking.”

“Whether you use public transportation, bike, walk, or drive in and around Arlington County, we are committed to providing the best commuter experience possible,” said County Manager Barbara Donnellan. “This technology will make it easier for our residents and visitors to pay for parking.”

The new program will be rolled out as a phased project throughout Arlington in the coming months.  The first phase has

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Parkmobile and Miami Beach announce the success of mobile payment program within first 60 days of launching the program.

Parkmobile, the leading provider of mobile payment solutions to municipalities and parking providers around the world with more than 10 million members globally, announced today that its mobile payment for parking program in Miami Beach exceeded 125,000 transactions since launching the service in May.

With the Parkmobile solution, Miami Beach residents and visitors can easily pay for parking using their cell phone at all of the 8,300+ metered spaces throughout the city. Already, there are more than 25,000 members that have signed up for the service. The Miami Beach program marks one of the highest volumes of mobile app payments in the US, exceeding 95%.

“In their short existence in Miami Beach, Parkmobile is changing perceptions about parking. A day does not go by without multiple compliments about its ease of use. Residents and visitors alike are thrilled,” said Saul Frances, Parking Department Director of the City of Miami Beach. “It truly is ‘parking made simple!’”

“The early success of our partnership with Miami Beach is very rewarding,” added Cherie
Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. “With more than 125,000 transactions in the first 60 days, the strong adoption by Miami Beach residents and visitors clearly demonstrates the conven-ience and ease of using the Parkmobile service. We look forward to the continued growth of the program, as well as continued expansion of our footprint in the south Florida market.”

Customers can pay for parking with their cell phone using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smartphones. To use the new Parkmobile system, customers register free at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they can use a mobile app, the internet, or call toll free to pay for parking.

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