VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – August 25th, 2020 – PayByPhone, a global leader in Contactless Parking payments, has expanded its service footprint in the state of Massachusetts.

The City of Somerville is now offering the PayByPhone app to create a safer, and more efficient parking experience for both the city’s residents and visitors. 

The introduction of the PayByPhone app to 1300 spaces throughout the City of Somerville comes just in time for the city reopening of their parking operations, to assist them in providing a safe and reliable payment method for their drivers. The app also provides a much needed option to create a contactless parking experience in the area. This new addition will also serve drivers currently using PayByPhone at nearby lots to the MBTA Line, with even more opportunity for contactless parking.

“We are excited for the introduction of PayByPhone because many local drivers are already using the app when parking with MBTA”, said Suzanne Rinfret, Director of Parking at the City of Somerville, “With the addition of this new mobile payment option, we will be able to continue providing the residents and visitors of Somerville with a seamless, safe and contactless journey throughout the city.”

“Municipalities in North America are increasingly adopting the PayByPhone app because it simplifies and modernizes parking for residents and visitors,” said Roamy Valera, PayByPhone CEO. “We look forward to helping the City of Somerville create a contactless and safer parking experience for their community.” 

PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for 30 million registered users, 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.

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