Feed Your Parking Meter. . . Wirelessly

by PocketGoddess on June 16, 2005

File this under the “now I’ve seen everything” category– the city of Coral Gables, Florida is testing a PayMint system which allows people to feed their parking meters wirelessly. Users sign up at a web site, and when they park user a cell phone to dial in to the system with their parking space number. The system charges the parking fee and 25 cent usage fee, then keeps renewing the meter when necessary until the user calls back to stop the cycle. Parking enforcement officials use wireless handhelds to check and see if cars are parked legally, since the actual meter itself will not show that the parking fee has been paid wirelessly. Evidently the system is pretty popular so far– about 250 people have signed up to use it.
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