Parkmobile USA has announced that its mobile payments solution is now available on all parking meters throughout Oakland, Calif.
Oakland drivers can now pay for parking with their mobile phone using the Parkmobile app on iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry smart phones anywhere in the city. Users can also pay for parking by tapping their NFC phone against a Parkmobile NFC-enabled sticker on the meter.
To use the new system, customers register for free at Parkmobile. Once registered, they can use a mobile app, the internet, QR Code, NFC sticker 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 both text message or email alerts and reminders.
“With this technology, customers no longer have to search for change at their destination,” said Albert Bogaard, CEO of Parkmobile. “With the addition of NFC to our suite of payment options, our mobile payment service continues to be an example of innovative technology that can make our lives easier and more efficient.”
Oakland marks the seventh West Coast market to offer the Parkmobile mobile payment solution, following Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Sausalito, Long Beach, Newport Beach and the University of Southern California.