Parkmobile USA, Inc. Launches Mobile Payment Solutions at Grand Valley State University
With the launch of Parkmobile, residents, businesses, and visitors will be able to conduct their parking transactions by mobile phone.
Allendale Charter Township, MI, October 1, 2014-- Parkmobile, the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking announced today a program that will allow customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking on campus at Grand Valley State University. Customers utilizing Parkmobile’s service can pay for parking with their mobile devices using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry smart phones.
“GVSU is very pleased to bring Parkmobile to our campus community,” says Chief Renée Freeman, Director of Public Safety for the Grand Valley State University Police Department. “The convenience of this technology is now available at both Allendale and Pew campuses and will prove to be a very practical option for persons using metered parking at GVSU.”
Grand Valley State University is Parkmobile’s 13th deployment in the state of Michigan and located near the company’s first U.S. client, the city of Grand Rapids. Other Michigan locations include the cities of Petoskey, Traverse City, Birmingham, Mt. Clemens, Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, South Haven, Ferndale, and Kalamazoo.
"Parkmobile is very excited to launch our mobile payment parking service at Grand Valley State University," said Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. “Our technology offers customers a new and better way to pay for parking and is an example of another technology that can make our lives easier and more efficient.”
To use Parkmobile’s mobile payment system, customers may register at www.parkmobile.com or download the mobile app in their phone’s app store. Once registered, they can use the mobile app, internet, or a toll free number to pay for parking. This convenient service provides customers the ability to receive alerts when their meter time is about to expire, extend their time remotely without returning to the meter, utilize credit cards in locations that do not offer manual credit card payments, as well as print and keep receipts for parking.
Parkmobile is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services are used in more than 600 locations in the U.S. by millions of registered users. Parkmobile’s investors include Fontinalis Partners, BCD Group, and BMW Group. Fontinalis Partners, with offices in Detroit and Boston, is a venture capital firm strategically focused on Next-Generation Mobility. With annual global revenues of $24 billion, including $9.2 billion partner sales, BCD Group is an international market leader in corporate and online travel, off-airport parking and the mobile parking industry. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com, facebook.com/ParkmobileUSA, or on Twitter @Parkmobile.