With the launch of ParkMobile, residents and visitors of Miami Beach will be able to conduct their parking transactions by mobile phone.
Miami Beach, FL — ParkMobile USA, Inc. and Miami Beach Parking announced today a program that will allow customers to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at all of the 8,300+ metered spaces throughout Miami Beach. 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 parkmobile.io. 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 mobile payment solution is an added payment option and is intended to complement existing parking payment options. All existing forms of payment (credit and debit cards, coins) are still valid for meter use.
“ParkMobile is very excited to launch our mobile payment parking service in Miami Beach,” said Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of ParkMobile USA, Inc. “We are thrilled to partner with Miami Beach Parking 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 Miami Beach Parking to offer drivers a more robust means of parking.”
“Customer service is a priority for us as we pursue new efficiencies and technologies,” said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. “We’ve integrated the new pay-by-phone service with our real-time parking locator app for convenient one-stop parking. This much-anticipated service will benefit both our residents and visitors.”
Miami Beach residents must register at the Customer Service Center, located at 1755 Meridian Avenue, first floor, to qualify for a metered parking fee discount in South Beach ($1.00 vs $1.75 per hour) as well as no transaction fees assessed by ParkMobile. Residents who are actively participating in any of the Miami Beach’s residential parking programs have been pre-qualified and do not need to register.
Parking ambassadors will be at parking locations providing information about the new service throughout the week of the launch.
For additional information and locations, please visit: parkmobile.io.
ParkMobile is the leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for mobile payments, parking guidance using business analytics and parking. Its offerings include mobile payments for on and off-street parking, digital parking permits, real-time enforcement and a seamless transit experience. Their services are used in more than 550 locations in the U.S. 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 Group and Fontinalis Partners. With annual global revenues of $24 billion, including $9.2 billion partner sales, BCD Group is an international market leader in the corporate and online travel, and off-airport and mobile parking industry. Co-founded by Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford, Fontinalis Partners invests in technology companies improving next-generation mobility. For more information please visit parkmobile.io, facebook.com/ParkMobileUSA or on Twitter @ParkMobile.