VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - April 5th, 2021 – Residents and visitors of Newcastle, WA will soon have the opportunity to make smarter parking decisions when the City introduces PayByPhone, a leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions. PayByPhone will be available at 80+ on the street spaces.   

“Municipalities in North America are increasingly adopting the PayByPhone app because it simplifies and creates a safe and contactless parking experience for residents and visitors.” said Roamy Valera, PayByPhone CEO. “Drivers in the City of Newcastle will be joining their neighbouring PayByPhone users in the Cities of Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond.”  

PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for 35 million registered drivers, allowing them to pay for parking with just their smartphone. The app sends text messages automatically when a parking session expires, and gives drivers the ability to extend their parking session without needing to return to their vehicle. Drivers can also begin a session without registering for an account, making it ideal for those who are pressed for time.

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About PayByPhone

PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, processing over 125 million transactions annually, totaling more than $550 million USD in payments. Through the company's mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, PayByPhone is leading the way in the creation of the mobile future.