Saturday 1pm, and you've just picked up your mother and little bratty sister from the airport. In between happy hugs from your mom and major attitude from your little sister, the only thing that is constant is their want to go to lunch in the middle of downtown. After you roll your eyes and ask yourself why you invited them to visit, of course you turn the car onto the freeway and head into the city... THE CITY! Are they serious? The place that locals avoid on the weekends. The home of the millions of lost tourist. The place of no parking lots and high priced valets. The place that if not prepared, can eat you up and spit you out as opposed to you enjoying your nice afternoon lunch!
Alas, you make it to the city in one piece and start the dreaded hunt for a parking space and low and behold the parking gods have shined down on you! Right there in front of the restaurant is a parking spot. Not any old parking spot but one that appears to be exactly the right size! You park, hop out, go to the curb, approached the parking meter, reach into your pocket and..... NO CHANGE!!!
Sound familiar? So what do you do?
You pull out your smartphone and open the Parkmobile App!
Parkmobile provides mobile payments for on- and off-street parking, digital parking permits, real-time enforcement and a seamless transit parking experience. Parkmobile’s services are used in 400 cities around the world. In most heavily populated cities you will see Parkmobile signs planted all around town each with a different zone code. You can easily park by calling the 800 number on the sign and registering by giving them your zone number, credit card number and license plate number. They'll even send you a text message when your meter is about to expire, at which time you can call in and renew your session. Now with the new Parkmobile app this process has gotten even more convenient.
How it works after you've registered:
Log into the app
Scan or Enter your Zone Number
Enter the amount of time you wish to pay
Parkmobile will store your license plate and credit card number until you no longer want to be registered with the service. When your session has expired you'll get an alert, log onto the app and click renew. It's that simply.
Parking several cars? Parkmobile will allow you to park and pay for up to three cars on one account.
Park in the same zone area often? Parkmobile will store your zone. Simply log in, select your saved zone, and off you go.
Want to know if an area you are visiting has parking? Click on the map feature and the app with let you know.
Can't remember where you've park the car? Parkmobile will find it for you. It will even let you take a picture of a landmark for easy locating later.
They have truly made parking simple!
So go out there and be a weekend warrior, The Parkmobile App is the parking made simple app and it has got you covered.
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