New service allows motorists to pay for parking by cell phone
LONDON, ON, April 8 /CNW/ - London motorists now have a convenient new
payment option when parking in lots operated by Imperial Parking (Impark).
Effective immediately, the Pay by Phone service is available at the over 30
parking lots in London managed by Impark.
"Impark continues to approach parking and transportation solutions in a
forward thinking manner," says Lloyd Stacey; General Manager for Impark in
London. "The convenience of Pay by Phone, means having change is no longer an
issue, and the text message reminder is a great feature."
When paying by phone, motorists may also select the option to receive a
text message reminder a few minutes before their time expires, they can then
call back in and add more time to their parking session if required, greatly
reducing the chance of a parking violation.
To use the service, motorists must first register their cell phone
number, license plate number and Visa/MasterCard number by visiting
www.paybyphone.com or by calling 519 936 9222 from the parking lot. These
details are encrypted and the account is protected by a PIN of their choice.
Once signed up with a FREE pay by phone account, users simply call 519 936
9222 from their cell phone and key in the location number (posted on the meter
or nearby signs) and the amount of parking time desired. The appropriate
total, plus a 35-cent service charge (including the text message reminder
cost), will be charged to their credit card. A history of transactions is then
viewable any time the user logs into their account at www.paybyphone.com.
Impark's Pay by Phone service is provided by Vancouver-based Verrus
Mobile Technologies, Inc., a leader and innovator in the pay by phone
technology sector. Verrus pioneered pay by phone services in North America
with the first parking installation back in 2001. Since then, Verrus has
established a record of innovation and reliability and been widely adopted in
the parking industry, processing millions of parking transactions by cell
phone each year.
"We are very excited to be bringing our service to London," said Verrus
Co-Founder, David Spittel. "Verrus Pay by Phone parking means less parking
tickets and less overall hassles for motorists who park everyday, and once
registered, they can use their Verrus account in the 100-plus other cities we
service as well."
For further information:
For further information: Chris Morisawa, Marketing Coordinator, Verrus
Mobile Technologies, Inc., 1-866-783-7787 Ext.152, email@example.com