Pay by Phone parking has hit London at last. Woo-hoo. Clever tech developed by ParkMobile lets harassed motorists pay for the exact amount of time they spend in a parking bay just by making a mobile phone call. No more fumbling for change or over filling the meter. This is verily a huge advance for mankind. [via the Beeb]
When you arrive at a parking space call the pre-set Parkmobile number on your phone. You don’t need to speak – just key in a three-digit code corresponding to the section of road or car park where you are parking. The numbers will be clearly visible on lamp columns and pay and display machines. When you get back – make one more very short call. This will automatically bring your parking stay to an end. It will calculate your charge and add it your account. The two calls should cost no more than 10p.