Parkmobile USA is bringing its mobile payment service to the citizens of Oakland, California. Best of all, the new service supports NFC-based contactless payments, allowing customers to wave or tap their phone on any of Parkmobile’s NFC-enabled stickers. Of course, existing payment methods also apply, so even if your phone doesn’t support NFC, you can pay for the service by calling a number (1-877-727-5718) or use Parkmobile’s app (available for the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry smartphones).
To get started, you’ll have to register for free at their website and while doing so, opt to receive SMS and/or email alerts and reminders.
The program is offered citywide at all on-street parking meters in Oakland. And in case you wonder, Oakland is the seventh West Coast market for Parkmobile, following Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Sausalito, Long Beach, Newport Beach and the University of Southern California. We’ve no doubts all these and many other places will get NFC payment option in the near future, as well.