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MBTA Makes the Switch to PayByPhone

Companies mentioned in this article: PayByPhone Technologies Inc.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has completed its mobile payment provider switch. The new service is offered by PayByPhone and is available at 83 MBTA operated parking facilities along the commuter rail lines in the Boston metro area. PayByPhone’s Chief Commercial Officer, Barrie Arnold said, “we are delighted with the uptake, having processed 122,000 parking transactions, sold more than 2,000 monthly e-permits and signed up 17,000 accounts in the first month of service”. Customers of the previous provider, Parkmobile, will need to register with PayByPhone by visiting paybyphone.com/mbta

PayByPhone’s smartphone app and dial-in service eliminates the need to stop and insert cash or coins at the payment (honor) boxes for daily parking. Commuter Rail customers no longer need to worry about having single dollar bills or rushing to pay before their train or ferry departs. They can pay for parking with a credit / debit card from the comfort of their vehicle, while waiting on the platform, or, for those cutting it close, even after boarding their train or ferry. Parking enforcement officers can view full transaction information on their handheld devices.

Save even more time and money
Regular MBTA commuters can save even more time and money on daily parking fees by purchasing a monthly “virtual” permit via PayByPhone’s permit site. More information is available at paybyphone.com/mbta. Permit parkers don’t need to enter their space number and no longer need to print out or display any permit receipts in their vehicle. Enforcement is done by license plate.

To sign up for a free PayByPhone account, download the smartphone app (iOS, Android or Blackberry), or visit paybyphone.com/mbta. Don’t have a smartphone? No problem. Simply dial 1-866-234-7275 and follow the voice prompts to set up an account and pay for your parking session using your credit or debit card. The one time registration is quick and easy and your information is securely saved for the next time you use PayByPhone.

About PayByPhone
PayByPhone is leading mobile payment innovations in the parking industry, operating in hundreds of cities, universities and municipalities in North America, Europe and Australia. PayByPhone delivers convenience, efficiency and security to parking authorities, private operators and consumers on the go by enabling credit and debit card payment via smartphone apps, dial-in (IVR) services and online. Major cities where PayByPhone is used to pay for parking include San Francisco, Miami, New York, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Vancouver, London and Paris. PayByPhone has over 7 million customers and has processed over 110 million secure payments in parking. PayByPhone is part of the PayPoint group.

About PayPoint
PayPoint (LSE:PAY) is a leading international provider of convenient payments and value added services to major consumer service organisations in the utility, housing, water, telecoms, media, financial services, transport, retail, e-commerce, gaming and public sectors. PayPoint delivers payments and services through a uniquely strong combination of local shops, internet and mobile distribution channels and handles over $22 billion from 760 million transactions annually for more than 6,000 clients and merchants. PayPoint is widely recognised for its leadership in payment systems, smart technology and consumer service.

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PayByPhone Technologies Inc.
Chris Morisawa, 604-642-4286 ext. 152
Marketing Manager