parkbytext™, the leading mobile parking operator hailing from Dublin, Ireland, and Portland car park operators, Unified Parking Partners, have together rolled out the parkbytext™ cashless parking service in Portland, Maine. Customers now have the convenience to pay for their parking by SMS, App, the parkbytext™ Customer Care team or online through www.parkbytext.com, in 17 car Lot locations in the Downtown, Old Port and East End areas of the city.
As a new customer, you can avail of the service as an account holder or one-time user. As an account holder, users are able to top-up their account with the credit or debit card and then pay for their parking using their account balance. Account holders can securely store their card information for automatic account top-ups. One-time customers can pay for their parking using their credit or debit card.
Benefits of being an account holder, which is a free service, include: Extending your stay from wherever you are; text reminder options; ability to print parking receipts; swap cover between vehicles; automatic account top-up. Customers can create an account through the mobile app, available for iPhone and android, online at parkbytext.com or by calling the Customer Care team on 207-464-1555.
Jim Moore, parkbytext™ CEO, has said: “We are delighted to launch the first cashless parking service in Portland, Maine. Our dedicated IT team has developed time zone capability in our proprietary system which is enabling our continued US expansion. We are very much looking forward to this partnership with Unified Parking Partners and offering the benefits of parkbytext™ to consumers in Portland”.
Asher Champell, Unified Parking Partners District Manager, has said: “This is a great time for Unified Parking Partners to bring Smartphone parking to Portland as people, our customers, are becoming more and more reliant on these technologies. It is a natural progression within the industry and we are always looking to give our customers the best possible service options.
We are very proud to be the first operator offering cashless parking in Portland and we are excited for the relationship that we have begun with parkbytext™”.
For a list of locations and prices visit www.parkbytext.com/locations
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.
In November 2014, parkbytext™ secured a five year contract with Transdev, the largest private sector provider of multiple modes of transportation across the globe, to provide managed parking systems in the Park + Ride car parks attached to the Luas, Dublin's tram system.
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.