PayByPhone replaces RingGo in North Herts
North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has selected PayByPhone, the global leader in mobile parking payments, as its new cashless parking provider from 23 March 2020. Car park users will be able to use PayByPhone’s services to pay for parking at 22 key locations across the district.
PayByPhone users can choose to receive text message reminders before a parking session expires and have the ability to extend their parking sessions remotely in accordance to the car parks terms and conditions, with the extend-from-anywhere feature.
The service is less expensive for residents to use than the previous App. Residents pay a service charge of 6p, where as previously would have paid 20p – a cost saving of 70%. Other charges apply should users opt to receive services such as text reminders
In addition to the cashless parking and extend-from-anywhere benefits, PayByPhone users can also use two additional features within the App: Maps and the Nearby Parking feature. The Maps feature allows drivers to locate parking before they leave for their destination and pin their vehicle location onto the map once they have parked, and the Nearby Parking feature instantly provides drivers with the closest PayByPhone parking location number upon their arrival.
Cllr Paul Clark, NHDC’s Executive Member for Transport said: “This is another way that we’re modernising what we do at NHDC to drive costs down for residents and make life easier for users of our car parks. No more fishing for loose change or rushing back to top up the meter – you can take care of it all on your phone from now on.”
Adam Dolphin, Sales Director for PayByPhone UK, says: “We are very excited to launch PayByPhone in North Hertfordshire and we encourage everyone to download the PayByPhone app, so they are ready to take advantage of this service with a new provider. The registration is very simple, it takes less than 30 seconds. We also offer customers a 24-hour helpline which is free to call from mobile phones, so if they are unsure of anything, or have any questions about using our app, they can contact us at any time.”
For detailed information about how to use PayByPhone in North Hertfordshire visit www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/parking/pay-parking-paybyphone
For further information about parking services and locations in North Herts, please visit: www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/parking