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Pay Parking Meters With Your Mobile Phone

Verrus Parking

— March 26, 2007 — Autos
No more leaving your date waiting at the dinner table while you run to re-plug your parking meter. Available in select cities in Canada, the United States and Europe, Verrus lets its users plug their parking meters via phone.

If you're one of the lucky 74 per cent of motorists who carry a cell phone, you no longer need to lug around a pocket full of parking change, thanks to new technologies from Verrus.

Verrus has a feature enabling motorists to virtually plug and re-plug their meters via phone and credit card. E-mail receipts can be obtained for that company expense account—that was a client you took out for dinner on the company card, right?

The wonderful Oklahoma City invention of parking meters has been a scourge since 1935 that all motorists will have to deal with eventually.

Not only is this more convenient, but it also reduces risks of any safety issues. Those emergency parking coins in your vehicle ashtray have been a cause for break-and-enters for many years according to police. Eliminating the need for coins to plug meters will also greatly reduce meter vandalism. We may never again have to see images of decapitated meters like those in California in the 1990s.