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No change for the meter? Pay by phone...

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No change for the meter? Pay by phone...

This may not make paying to park in Rehoboth more palatable, but it sure will make it easier...

Effective this season, after opening an account and downloading an app, you can pay for any metered space in town with your phone. If you don't have a "smart" phone you can use a toll-free #.

www.parkmobile.com

Rehoboth just signed on with this nationwide company, essentially an E-Z Pass for parking. You can use your account anywhere their service is in use, and they even text you when your meter is about to run out.

Edited: 7:55 am, May 29, 2012
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1. Re: No change for the meter? Pay by phone...

Whoops....

I just realized this was already posted, sorry about that.

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The more parking info up here the better. Maybe we will have less unhappy posters. Of course they would have to read TA BEFORE they come.

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Longnecker, I am just hoping this move might adjust some attitudes:

If Rehoboth is (as alledged) anxious to write you a parking ticket, why would they enlist a service that would warn you when your meter was about to run out? That's a great feature!

I'm also unclear about the fees for this service, but if it saves you a ticket, that's certainly worth a reasonable fee.

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LOVE this idea! Can't wait to try it out!

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Just one more way to separate people from their cash. If this is like other setups I'm familar with, you're made to purchase in certain preset amounts-and there's usually a surplus left on the card--your money, earning interest for the town instead of earning interest in your bank account. Imagine the millions who'll have money left in limbo on their cards each season, and the amount of interest that'll be earned. They're even showing up in laundrettes. I had to purchase $10 card to launder clothes on my last vacation, only to leave with $3. left on the card. I won't ever be visiting that place again, so it's money lost as far as I'm concerned. I know some people will be reading this post aghast that I'd worry about $3., but it adds up. I guess I'm the minority opinion here, but I don't need yet ANOTHER card to keep track of. Not to mention the hoops to jump thru when funds are withdrawn fraudulently, as recently happened to me with my Easy pass account. Cash is the only way to go, IMHO.

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Live Free or Die!!! :) Cash is still accepted the amounts are the same as you would put into the machine. But, if you want to keep running back to your car to put in more money instead of having the convenience of being reminded when you are low (for a $.50 convenience fee), absolutely feel free not to use it.

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Glad to hear I'll still be able to use cash. Not concerned about going over on the meter; I never have. If anything I'm one of those people who vacates a spot ten minutes or so early. But this is OK. I'd rather a fellow traveler get the break anyway--it's a nice surprize for them, and I feel like I did my good deed for the day!

Edited: 8:17 pm, July 02, 2012
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8. Re: No change for the meter? Pay by phone...

We were recently in Washington DC, and they use a similar system with much success. Rumor has it, New York City is going to experiment with this type of system. While cash is king, it does make sense or shall I say cents!

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9. Re: No change for the meter? Pay by phone...

so one the website is says $1.50 per a hour can this machine use all coins?

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