Council chooses PayByPhone to provide cashless parking across the town


LUTON, UK, 25 June 2019 – PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, today announced that it will replace RingGo as the exclusive cashless parking provider for Luton from 1 July 2019. Drivers will be able to use PayByPhone’s services to pay for parking across Luton, covering 91 on- and off-street parking locations.

PayByPhone users can choose to receive text message reminders before a parking session expires and can also extend theirparking sessions remotely in accordance with the car parks’ terms and conditions, with the Extend-From-Anywhere feature. This feature is also available to users with an Apple Watch using watchOS 4, allowing parking to be extended directly from the watch. 

Laura Church, Corporate Director Place and Infrastructure at Luton Council says:“We are delighted to be working with PayByPhone to make parking easier and more convenient for our residents and visitors. Being able to extend parking times via mobile devices means drivers can make the most of the Luton’s shops and local amenities without having to worry about rushing back because their parking time has expired. This offers great flexibility if appointments or meetings run longer than planned or if they decide to stay for a bite to eat or more shopping.”

In addition to the cashless parking and Extend-From-Anywhere benefits, PayByPhone users can now also use the recently launched Maps and the Nearby Parking features. The Maps feature allows drivers to locate parking before they leave for their destination and pin their vehicle location onto the map once they have parked. The Nearby Parking feature instantly provides drivers with the closest PayByPhone parking location number upon their arrival. 

Hannah Fuller, Client Director for PayByPhone UK, says: “Weare very excitedto launch PayByPhone in Luton. Mobile parking payments have many advantages to the individual and to the local authority. Not only does it make the parking experience more hassle-free, it also greatly reduces vandalism and the cost of maintaining the pay-and-display machines.”

PayByPhone encourages drivers to download the app now, so they are ready to use the new service from the minute it goes live. Registration is very simple and takes less than 30 seconds.

PayByPhone is also available in nearby St Albans as well as Aylesbury, Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, making it even easier for drivers commuting between locations. 

For a full list of areas where PayByPhone is available, and to start using it today, download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit the PayByPhone website paybyphone.co.uk

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