New parking-meter app 'Parkmobile' starts Friday

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Starting Friday, Dec. 1, Phoenix drivers will be able to start using a new, pay-by-phone parking app for parking meters.

It's called Parkmobile.

The city's current pay-by-phone app for parking meters, Pango, expires Nov. 30.

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The City of Phoenix has selected Parkmobile to replace Pango.

Parking meter management crews are set to begin updating the payment option information on parking meters to reflect Parkmobile as the new pay-by-phone app option. All existing forms of payment (credit and debit card, coin) for parking meters will continue to remain available.

But starting Dec. 1, the city's parking meters will no longer accept pay-by-phone payments through the Pango app.

The Parkmobile system will also allow restaurants, shops and other businesses provide complimentary parking validation to their customers via prepaid codes. 

The Parkmobile app is currently used in the city of Tempe and in other major cities across the U.S. 

For additional information about Parkmobile or to download the Parkmobile app, visit the Parkmobile website at us.parkmobile.com.

For more information about the city's on-street parking facilities visit phoenix.gov/streets/parking-meters or contact the city's parking manager at 602-262-6284.

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