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Topic # 100748 18-Apr-2012 09:46
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Anyone else using this service? I think it's marvellous.

http://nz.parkmobile.com/

You put the app on your phone, you punch in the code for wherever you're parking, it tells the system you're parking there, and then when you leave it charges you for the time you were there when you "log out".

I don't see the WCC adopting it any time soon as it might be a bit to difficult for their hordes (Pack/Flock/Scrum/Murder ?) of meter reader vultures to cope with, but it does mean less mucking around at the parking buildings that use it - no more dealing with "out of order" ticket machines or loose change etc.

The only obvious downside is that it does mean another agency holding your credit card details, hopefully in an encrypted fashion of course.




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  Reply # 611055 18-Apr-2012 11:25
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Parkmobile's website claims Wellington coming soon. The WCC mob already cope with Phone2Park

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  Reply # 611068 18-Apr-2012 11:41
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stevenz: Anyone else using this service? I think it's marvellous.

http://nz.parkmobile.com/

You put the app on your phone, you punch in the code for wherever you're parking, it tells the system you're parking there, and then when you leave it charges you for the time you were there when you "log out".

I don't see the WCC adopting it any time soon as it might be a bit to difficult for their hordes (Pack/Flock/Scrum/Murder ?) of meter reader vultures to cope with, but it does mean less mucking around at the parking buildings that use it - no more dealing with "out of order" ticket machines or loose change etc.

The only obvious downside is that it does mean another agency holding your credit card details, hopefully in an encrypted fashion of course.


Sounds like a great idea, never heard of it myself so thanks.  Didn't think the name calling was necessary though.  




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  Reply # 611074 18-Apr-2012 11:51
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I assume you're referring to me calling the meter readers "vultures". Seemed a fair analogy given some of the behaviour I've seen them using around here. Yay for quotas.




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  Reply # 611083 18-Apr-2012 12:00
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I think it's aimed more at parking buildings rather than street parking, so the WCC parking wardens don't really come into it.

Happened to see yesterday that the two Tournament carparks on Boulcott St (O'Riely Ave and Church St) have a bunch of signage up about this system so presumably it's all go in Wellington and their website is out of date.  I installed the Android app to have a look, but haven't actually used it for parking yet.

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  Reply # 611099 18-Apr-2012 12:18
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Perrin: I think it's aimed more at parking buildings rather than street parking, so the WCC parking wardens don't really come into it.



If the WCC can tie into a TXT based system for street parking I can't see why they couldn't also work with Parkmobile unless they've given the other service exclusivity.



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  Reply # 611110 18-Apr-2012 12:41
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I'm using it in a parking building in Wellington now, but it's a privately owned building so presumably they bought the system themselves.

I think the only WCC owned carparks are the ones underneath the civic square, by MFC and Clifton Tce. Other than that it's all meters.




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