The mobile payment app is free to use for vehicle parking in St. John’s 

June 11, 2018, St. John’s, Newfoundland ------ Drivers in St. John’s have a new way to pay for parking with the launch of PayByPhone’s mobile app. The service allows payments to be made in seconds through your mobile phone.

In addition to providing a simple, cashless way to complete payments, PayByPhone offers several features that help make parking painless. The app sends text message reminders prior to your time expiring, and allows you to extend a parking session remotely. For visitors to St. John’s, or those who don’t have a second to spare, PayByPhone works immediately once downloaded without the need to register for an account.

“Harbour Drive is the first area in the City where we are introducing PayByPhone,” said Councillor Debbie Hanlon, lead of Transportation. “While motorists will still have the option to pay for other spaces in St. John’s with cash, credit or Park Cards, the parking spaces on Harbour Drive will be PayByPhone exclusive. Once we trial the new service in this section of downtown it will be expanded to other areas of the city during the summer.”

Harbour Drive, a busy destination for tourists and commuters alike, will be the first area in the city to receive service from PayByPhone. As of today, drivers can use PayByPhone to pay for over 130 parking spots on Harbour Drive. The service will eventually expand to over a thousand parking spaces on streets throughout the city. While drivers will still be able to pay for other spaces in St. John’s with traditional methods, the parking spaces on Harbour street will be PayByPhone exclusive.

“PayByPhone now serves people all the way across Canada, from Vancouver to St. John’s.” said Barrie Arnold, Chief Commercial Officer at PayByPhone. “Each city integrates our app in its own unique way. We’re delighted that we have been able to serve the needs of different customers throughout the country.”

Ready to start using PayByPhone? Begin parking immediately by downloading the app or by visiting To access all of PayByPhone’s features, register for a free account today.


PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than $345.6 million USD in payments annually. 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.


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