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  1. Eduardo Mendonça
    Jul 18 - 6:47 pm

    I used this service about 3 years ago in Honolulu when it was on its experimental phase. I like that.

  2. paul Valenti
    Jul 19 - 7:42 am

    You can pay for parking with a credit card, with quarters and now, with a smart phone – but you still cannot pay for parking with cash – even though every vending machine in the world accepts dollars bills – Seattle’s parking meters do not.

  3. Cheryl McChesney
    Jul 19 - 8:51 am

    I do not plan to use the pay by phone! It is my opinion that the old orginal just put a few quarters into the machine worked just fine! The new machines don’t work half the time, and no way am I going to use my phone to pay for parking. I will just go downtown less now!

  4. Patty
    Jul 19 - 10:32 am

    I always thought part of the reason for meters and street parking was that you couldn’t stay parked in one location all day long. Won’t this just make it easier for people to “squat” in on-street parking? Also, how does this help promote the use of public transportation?

  5. Walt Hhill
    Jul 19 - 11:14 am

    Maybe they’ll have a smart phone app to help you find a parking space. The data and the technology exist!!

  6. Larry
    Jul 19 - 3:25 pm

    @ Patty, re-read the article: “Users can choose to receive text messages about their parking time expiration, which will allow them to decide whether to extend their time (if under the maximum time allowed). “

  7. [...] the Near Field Communication tag on PayByPhone stickers to initiate the streamlined payment,” a press release from the Mayor’s office reads. Built around an app platform — available for iPhones, [...]

  8. frogulous
    Jul 22 - 3:55 pm

    The problem with downtown parking isn’t finding a payment method. The problem is finding available parking spaces!

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