|[June 27, 2014]
FIU Partners With PayByPhone to Bring Parking Convenience on Campus
MIAMI --(Business Wire)--
PayByPhone, a flagship product of The PayPoint Group, has been selected
by Florida International University (FIU) to provide a cashless parking
service at FIU's campus parking lots. The same convenient mobile payment
option that has been available on the streets of Miami and has proven to
be a success for the users will be rolled out to FIU's 4,500 parking
spaces in the coming weeks. The PayByPhone smartphone app and dial-in
service offer drivers a convenient alternative to paying with cash at a
parking meter and includes the option to receive a text message reminder
before their parking expires, enabling them to extend their parking time
from wherever they are.
Since Miami (Parking Authority) became the first major US city to accept
mobile payments for parking in 2008, PayByPhone has become an incredibly
popular payment option in the South Florida area. Surrounding cities
such as Coral Gables, South Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea have jumped at the opportunity to offer the same
service to their residents and visitors. Each month, over 118,000
drivers use PayByPhone to pay for their parking in those cities and 3
million payments are processed each year through PayByPhone in South
Florida alone. According to Tom Hartley, Parking Director at FIU, this
was one of the major reasons they chose PayByPhone:
"We wanted a proven mobile payment solution at FIU. PayByPhone's
experience and vast user base in South Florida means we'll hit the
ground running and our adoption rates will grow rapidly. FIU visitors or
anyone taking advantage of a meter space, can now skip the pay station
lines and never worry about leaving their meetings to add more time to
their parking session."
PayByPhone payments are made by entering the parking lot location number
and the length of parking time desired. Instructions will be posted on
parking signs and pay stations. Drivers can sign up for a free account
with their credit card and license plate by downloading the smartphone
app (iOS, Android (News - Alert) or Blackberry), or visiting paybyphone.com.
Don't have a smartphone? No problem. Users simply dial the toll-free
number posted on signage and follow the voice prompts to set up an
account. The one-time registration is quick and easy and the information
is securely saved for the next time they use PayByPhone.
is an international leader in payment technologies, its solutions
transforming payments for everyone from consumer and financial services
companies to retailers, utilities, media, e-commerce, gaming and
PayPoint delivers payments and services by taking the complexity of
multi-channel payments and translating it into convenient, simple,
value-added solutions. It handles over $23 billion from 760 million
transactions annually for more than 6,000 clients and merchants.
With the backing of 24/7 operations centers with dual site processing,
PayPoint is widely recognised for its leadership in payment systems,
smart technology and service.
Mobile and Online
Mobile and Online (formerly trading as PayPoint.net, PayByPhone and
Adaptis) handles over 130 million transactions for parking, payments and
consumer services. In major cities in the USA, Canada, UK, France,
Switzerland and Australia, its parking solutions make it easy for people
to pay for parking by mobile phone, as well as providing electronic
parking permits, automatic license plate recognition systems for car
parks and violation notices.
PayPoint's core online payments platform is linked to major acquiring
banks in the UK, Europe and North America, delivering secure credit and
debit card payments for over 5,100 online merchants. Its suite of
products ranges from transaction gateway to a bureau service, in
addition to value-added services such as FraudGuard, an advanced service
that mitigates the risk of fraud in card not present transactions.
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