Headlines: September 6th, 2011

PayByPhone has launched a new smartphone app for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phones which could spell the end of digging around for the right parking change. The free PayByPhone app lets motorists parking their cars in PayByPhone parking areas pay via their phones, and find their way back to their car when it’s time to go home.

After completing a once-only simple registration taking less than a minute, motorists simply enter the location number, choose how much time they need, and PayByPhone handles the rest. The app shows where the car is parked on a Google map and users can receive text reminders before their parking expires.

The app can be used anywhere PayByPhone is the official parking provider – including the City of Westminster, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, York, and the London Boroughs of Barnet, Islington and Tower Hamlets. The app can also be used at PayByPhone-enabled locations worldwide such as Miami and San Francisco in the US, and Vancouver in Canada.

Robin Bevan, PayByPhone’s commercial CEO said: “Having to scratch around for the right change is a common motorists’ complaint, and it can be really hard to find your car if you’re parked in unfamiliar surroundings. Our new app helps people pay for as long as they need, extend their parking time, avoid parking tickets and track down their car.”