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May 16, 2017 11:05 ET

PayByPhone's Parking Service Arrives in Burnaby

The City of Burnaby chooses Vancouver-based technology company to support its new mobile parking initiative

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - The PayByPhone service is now available in Burnaby, becoming the City's first-ever mobile payment solution for on-street parking. Starting today, drivers can use the payment app to start and extend their parking session at over 1,800 Burnaby parking locations. For motorists, this expansion will help create a seamless parking experience throughout the Lower Mainland area, where thousands of PayByPhone transactions already take place each day.

Besides eliminating the need to carry change, the PayByPhone app contains a countdown timer, and triggers smart reminders before a parking session expires. Most notably, the app allows users to extend their parking session from anywhere, an invaluable feature for anyone who wants to avoid running back to the meter.

"PayByPhone currently has over two million local users in the Lower Mainland and now the service is even more accessible to local residents and visitors of the City of Burnaby," says Kush Parikh, President & CEO of PayByPhone. "Uniting this number of drivers within a single parking service is a great move by the local authorities and allows users to move between cities with ease."

"We are pleased that users of parking meters in Burnaby will now have the option to pay by phone," says Burnaby Mayor, Derek Corrigan. "We know that this is a service that meter users have embraced in many cities because of its convenience."

PayByPhone was founded in Vancouver by three local tech enthusiasts in 2001, who launched North America's first mobile payment service. Today the app can be found in more than 50% of Lower Mainland households, extending into areas of Richmond, White Rock and private lots operated by Impark, EasyPark, Advanced Parking, Diamond Parking, and WestPark.

Drivers can begin using the PayByPhone service by downloading the app from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store. Registration only takes a few moments and can also be completed at www.paybyphone.com.

ABOUT PAYBYPHONE

PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payments companies in the world, processing more than $325 million 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.

Many of the largest and most complex parking operations in the world use PayByPhone, including San Francisco, Miami, Seattle, Vancouver, London and Paris. PayByPhone is wholly-owned by Volkswagen Financial Services, part of the largest auto manufacturer in the world, with brands that include VW, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini and Ducati.

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