ASHLAND, Ore., Jan. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 2018 has brought with it a new way to park on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors can now skip payment at meters and purchase parking permits in moments with PayByPhone, joining their university counterparts including The University of California, Berkeley and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Acting as an alternative to cash payments, the mobile parking app offers a quick way for drivers to pay, while allowing university parking services to easily manage these locations on campus.
“After seeing its success at other universities, we are confident that PayByPhone will ease the parking experience for any visitor to our campus,” said Frederick Creek, Director of Campus Public Safety and Parking at SOU. “We can’t wait to see how it assists commuters, and the Parking Services department throughout the year.”
The app encompasses all options available at a meter and more, allowing drivers at SOU to choose from hourly, daily, three-day, or weekly permits, while also providing text reminders prior to a session expiring, and the ability to extend a parking session remotely. Drivers can also begin a parking session without registering for the app, an industry first, and habitual parkers can use the “favorites” feature to save the location numbers of parking spots that they frequent.
Backed by support from parent company Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS), PayByPhone has experienced substantial growth throughout the past year, including within the university space. Found on over 20 North American campuses, the app has expanded to locations such as San Diego State University and Eastern Washington University during 2017, gaining praise for its smooth launches and quick uptake.
“The administrative side to the program is so user friendly and much more detailed than the other companies,” said Michelle Rasmussen, Parking Director, Eastern Washington University. “PayByPhone is a well-oiled machine as I like to call it. They have something that works very well for the staff and the end-user and I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Ready to start using PayByPhone? Begin parking immediately by downloading the app or by visiting paybyphone.com. 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. Registration is quick and easy and the app reminds the user when their parking is about to expire, allowing them to top up from anywhere, at any time.
Name: Megan Smit
Designation: Marketing Director, PayByPhone Global
Contact: (+1) 650 – 451 – 2489