EasyPark Mobile launched in Bermuda
Hamilton, Bermuda - September 11, 2013 - Agility Ltd is pleased to announce that drivers in the city can now pay for parking using their mobile phones with its newest service, EasyPark Mobile. The Mayor of Hamilton, Mr. Graeme Outerbridge, stated, "The City of Hamilton Council is very happy that EasyPark continues to revolutionize parking in Bermuda. This new service gives motorists who drive into the city an easy option for payment wherever they park their vehicles".
According to Mr. Danny Faria, EasyPark's General Manager, "EasyPark Mobile (another PARX Ltd based solution) brings all the benefits of the EasyPark Meters and more. With its added convenience, customers can use EasyPark Mobile as their stand alone parking solution or as a complement to their EasyPark Meter."
New and existing customers can register for an EasyPark Mobile account online atwww.easypark.bm , and then select EasyPark Mobile from the main menu items and follow the instructions in our EasyPark Mobile Guide. Similar to the EasyPark Meter, EasyPark Mobile is a prepaid service. Therefore, to use the service customers must first subscribe to one of our plans: consumer standard - for regular parkers, or: consumer casual - for infrequent parkers; based on the number of vehicles (license plate numbers) they want to use. Once you've subscribed to a plan, update your license plate and mobile number details; and then top up your EasyPark Mobile virtual account.
To park using EasyPark mobile, customers MUST display the complimentary EasyPark Mobile sticker on the left-hand side of their windscreen to ensure parking wardens are aware they are using EasyPark Mobile; and thereby avoid a parking citation. Parking wardens have remote access to the EasyPark Mobile parking system in order to fulfil their compliance function(s). EasyPark Mobile stickers can be collected from the following locations:
1. City Hall Administration Office
2. CellOne Retail outlets in Hamilton, Somerset and St. George's
3. EasyPark Office, 63 Pitt's Bay Road, between Bacardi International and the Rosedon Hotel
Once you're registered to EasyPark Mobile, there are three primary ways to pay for parking, all of which are interchangeable for starting and ending parking sessions:
1. Text messaging (or SMS) 777-PARK (777-7275), which is by far the simplest and quickest method to pay for parking. The SMS service is powered by our wireless partner, CellOne.
"CellOne is proud to be the network of choice for EasyPark Mobile", says Frank Amaral, CellOne's CEO. "More and more people on the island are turning to their mobile devices to take care of their everyday needs. CellOne's network coverage and 4G speeds enable consumers to complete these daily tasks with ease."
To start a parking session using SMS, customers simply text start followed by the city and zone codes. For example, to start a parking session for Hamilton street parking (City 01 Zone 01), the user would send the text "START 01 01" to 777-7275. To end the parking session the user simply sends the text "STOP". A confirmation text is sent to the user for both starting and ending a parking session, in addition to optional end of parking session SMS reminders.
2. Using the EasyPark Mobile smart phone parking application.
The EasyPark Mobile application is available for iPhone (iOS 5 or higher) and Android (Android 1.6 or higher) devices; and is available for download at the iTunes store and Google play. To start a parking session using the smart phone parking application:
1. Enter your username and password
2. Select city and zone number (if using a daily parking zone, enter the number of days you wish to park).
3. Press "Start" button.
To end a parking session, press the Finish button.
The EasyPark Mobile smart phone application provides additional features you can use directly from your phone including: parking and billing history, reminders, city information and parking rate/zone look up.
3. Using the Pay by phone service (or IVR-interactive voice recognition), by calling 400-PARK (400-7275) or 542-PARK (542-7275). To start a parking session using the smart phone parking application:
1. Dial 400-PARK (400-7275) or 542-PARK (542-7275)
2. Follow the prompts to select city and zone number using dial pad and confirm your selection by pressing 1.
To End parking session dial 400-PARK (400-7275) or 542-PARK (542-7275) again and follow the prompts for ending your current parking session. A confirmation text is also sent to the user for both starting and ending a pay by phone parking session, in addition to optional end of parking session SMS reminders.
Mr. Faria commented that the EasyPark Mobile service is also now available for use by customers for parking at the L.F. Wade International Airport. There is no need to discontinue the use of your EasyPark Meter; however, for the purpose of long-term parking at the L.F. Wade International Airport, customers should consider registering to the EasyPark Mobile service in order to take advantage of one key benefit, the ability to extend parking time remotely while travelling. Aaron Adderley, General Manager of the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport, stated, "the new Easy Park Mobile service will provide our travellers with an added level of convenience that we very much welcome."
Mr. Faria also noted that after customers become familiar with this new service EasyPark would look to set a timeline for the discontinued use of the EasyPark Meters, for long-term parking only, at the L.F. Wade International Airport. Further announcements on this discontinuance will be made in due course.
For more information on how to set up and use EasyPark Mobile, please see Customer Support on EasyPark's website (www.easypark.bm ).
Agility Ltd, a Bermuda company, provides innovative information systems software and hardware products and consulting services, including digital compliance and electronic payments solutions, in Bermuda and the Caribbean. Agility is a master distributor and operator of parking solutions provided by On Track Innovations Ltd's subsidiary, PARX Ltd. For more information on Easy Park, visit our website www.easypark.bm .
About PARX Ltd
PARX Ltd. is a subsidiary of On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) responsible for marketing, operating and distributing advanced parking solutions, including the Easy Park(tm) product, in international markets.
To find our more about EasyPark Mobile and related services and fees, please visitwww.easypark.bm .
About CellOne (Bermuda Digital Communications Ltd.)
CellOne is Bermuda's premier wireless services provider. Since 1999, the company has been committed to providing its customers with innovative products, superior network coverage and the best customer service island wide. CellOne offers a variety of voice, text and data plans, alongside Bermuda's widest range of cell phones, Smartphones and tablets. In 2011, the company launched its 4G HSPA+ 21 MB/s network and it remains the largest and fastest wireless network in Bermuda.
For more information visit www.cellone.bm or find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cellonebermuda ) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/cellonebda )