parkbytext™, Ireland’s leading mobile parking operator will be providing attendees at this year’s Web Summit the option to pay for their parking using their mobile phone bill or credit. This service, called parkbytext™ 2Bill, is a European first within the parking sector and is also a first-time offering at such a high profile event.
Since its launch in Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail’s Heuston, Connolly, Ceannt and Kent Stations in July of this year parkbytext™ 2Bill has seen a rise of up to 65% in non-registered customer parking transactions at these locations. The service has already been rolled out to further parkbytext™ locations and it will be extended to 10 additional Irish Rail Stations before the end of this year.
Jason Ballard, Managing Director of parkbytext™ said: “parkbytext™ aims to make parking payments easier for customers. parkbytext™ 2Bill is the great fit for this year’s Web Summit, which sees hundreds of industry leaders and over 20,000 attendees walk through the RDS for this unique event. This is the perfect opportunity to provide cashless parking at such a large scaled event and also showcase the future of cashless transactions - by using your mobile phone bill or credit”.
Parking at this years Web Summit will be available via the RDS’s Simmonscourt car park located on Merrion Road, Dublin 4. This cost is €6 per day by cash or parkbytext™ 2Bill. parkbytext™ 2Bill is available to customers of Vodadone, O2 and Three.
The Web Summit runs from Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November and it has sold out 20,000 tickets globally for the event. Economists equate the event, now in its 4th year, to bring in excess of €100 million to the local economy in the coming days. Some of the guest speakers at the event include Bono (Musician), John Collison (President & Co-Founder Stripe), Anna Patterson (VP Engineering Google) and Eva Lonoria (Actress, Produce & Philanthropist).
parkbytext™ parkbytext™ is Ireland’s leading mobile parking operator which provides convenient, cashless and cost effective parking by text, IVR, phone, app, web and now also by parkbytext™ 2Bill – parking payments direct to your mobile phone bill or credit – which is a European first in the mobile parking payments sector.
parkbytext™ operates in over 300 car parks in Ireland, the UK and the USA including Irish Rail’s nationwide car parks and third level campus sites, including Limerick Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology. The service has extended to all Luas Park + Ride locations (Dublin Tram) as of November 3rd 2014.
As an international business, parkbytext™ has become an Enterprise Ireland HPSU client. In addition, the company was selected as a National Champion in the 2013/2014 European Business Awards. It is the first Irish finalist from the parking sector in the history of the awards to be given this accolade. The company was also named in the top Tech100 by Business and Finance in July 2014.