UNM Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) and Parkmobile USA, Inc. announced today an innovative new service that will allow students, staff, faculty, and visitors of UNM to save time and money by using their mobile phone to pay for parking. The service is available at the Cornell Parking Structure and Yale Parking Garage and allows users to purchase hourly parking using a smart phone application or by simply calling Parkmobile. The service is also available over the internet.

"The integration of Parkmobile greatly enhances the hourly parking experience for customers on-the-go," said Robert Nelson, Interim Director of PATS. "With Parkmobile, drivers can easily purchase more parking time without having to return to the parking location. This gives our customers greater flexibility with their time while on campus and provides an alternative to risking a citation."

How it Works
Drivers can sign up for Parkmobile for free at www.parkmobile.com, where they can also download an easy to use mobile app available on the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. The Parkmobile website also allows non-smart phone app users to register for the service. Once registered, drivers can purchase hourly parking through Parkmobile by simply communicating their zone and parking space stall number and the amount of time to be purchased to Parkmobile. A nominal fee of $0.35 will apply to each transaction. As an added benefit, the service will automatically update users when their time is about to expire via text message and will offer the opportunity to purchase more time if needed.

"Pay by phone offers customers a new and better way to pay for parking.  Parkmobile users have 24/7 access to their online account; they can print reports and easily track their parking expenses. It's much faster and more convenient," said Albert Bogaard, CEO of Parkmobile.

The new service is currently only available in the Cornell Parking Structure and Yale Parking Garage locations on campus. Cashless pay stations remain available at each location and accept Visa/Mastercard enabled cards for non-Parkmobile users.

For more information visit PATS' website: http://pats.unm.edu or contact:
Danielle Gilliam, Program Specialist, 277-0461; dgilliam@unm.edu

For additional information and locations, please visit: www.parkmobile.com

Media Contact: Benson Hendrix, (505) 277-1816; email: bhendrix@unm.edu or Tina Dyer, (770) 818-9036; email: tina.dyer@parkmobileglobal.com

About Parkmobile

Parkmobile is a leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for pay by phone parking and digital parking permits.  With more than 2 million registered users, Parkmobile is available in more than 100 cities worldwide.  Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and has become one of the largest providers of cashless parking systems in the United States.  The company's call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S.