MobileNOW! Expands Mobile Payments in Downtown Athens, GA

Mobile Payments in Downtown Athens, Georgia

MobileNOW!, a global technology innovator and world’s first mobile payment solution for parking, has expanded mobile payment options in downtown Athens, Georgia to further parking convenience for residents and visitors.

Home of the University of Georgia, Georgia’s oldest and second largest college, Athens is known as a college town and hosts a number of small-to-large events.

The city’s initiative to boost convenience downtown and the rise in mobile payment adoption has led to approximately 700 parking spaces that accept mobile payments. Parkers can pay using their mobile phone by downloading the free MobileNOW! app or calling a toll-free number.

"The Downtown Athens Parking System is pleased to offer MobileNOW!'s real-time payment options to our customers. This innovation has increased timely payments, and reduced the number of tickets issued to our parking clientele," said Athens Downtown Development Director Pamela Thompson.

Through the MobileNOW! app, parkers may extend their parking session remotely in real time, which encourages compliance for paid parking while eliminating potential costly citations for the customer.

We are excited to expand mobile payments in Athens. Sports and music fans are going to love the added convenience of enjoying live entertainment downtown without running back to the meter or worrying about parking citations,” said John Oglesby, MobileNOW! President and CEO. “Being a college town, Athens’ community is forward thinking. We applaud the city for leveraging technology to enrich the downtown Athens experience.

MobileNOW! will be present at the upcoming Parking Industry Expo (PIE) on March 29 – April 1st.

About the City of Athens, Georgia

With a population of more than 100,000, Athens is Georgia's sixth-largest city. Since 1990, Athens and Clarke County have been consolidated, and Athens-Clarke County is geographically the smallest county in Georgia.

Athens has long been a creative hub, with a vibrant arts community, innovative and nationally recognized restaurants, and a thriving music scene that has produced such bands as REM, the B-52s, and Widespread Panic.

About MobileNOW!, LLCMobileNOW! logo

MobileNOW! LLC, headquartered in Rockville, MD, is a global pioneer, innovator and leading provider of mobile phone and other cashless payment methods for the parking and electronic vehicle (EV) charging industry. The MobileNOW! platform, also known as the world’s first mobile payment solution for parking since 2000, is available in 14 countries and is the only mobile payment solution developed by parking professionals with operations experience. In addition to enabling virtual payment and collection options, the MobileNOW! platform offers full enforcement, management and reporting capabilities.

MobileNOW! solutions are developed for all mobile devices, including iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms. For more information, visit or contact

Media Contact

John Oglesby

MobileNOW! LLC
2275 Research Blvd, Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850

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