Parking ticket vendor machine

Day of Szabina in Hungary. Its a Latin name means: Sabin woman.
parking
There is a new system for buying parking ticket in Budapest available everywhere in the city from now on. Before you had to insert coins or cards to the vendor machine but now you can send an SMS message to the number visible on the yellow sign and you will be charged through your phone bill. The company created this system said yesterday, that its an unique system, nowhere else is like this. So lets see if he said the truth. Tell me pls how this system works in your city? Is there any city within the DP family where you also can pay for your parking with an SMS message?

11 comments:

Lachezar said...

Nope, not here in NZ.
What happens when you exceed your time, does the park meter send an SMS to the Park meter warden? I'll some post photos of the local park meters, with a parking warden, if I can catch one.

Cheers

Lara said...

in Bucharest there are some employees of the parking place company (?) that come and charge you. sometimes it happens thou that they are just some people looking for making some easy money for cigarettes :).

Carlos said...

They plan to introduce that system in many machines, but I didn't know they were operating in parking meters. No, here we are still using the traditional system.

Neorelix said...

I like this system - here we still have wardens making life miserable for the innocent motorist :)

photowannabe said...

No, we don't have that here either. Its an interesting concept to pay for parking through the telephone company. I also wonder how they collect for overages.

alice said...

I saw it on a DP blog, but where i did? I can't remember...I think a Scandinavian country but i can be wrong and today, my connection is so #@\}^!!!, I give up.

Fatima Vinagre said...

In Portugal we insert a coin. The Budapest system is better, because we don't have problems with the police, if we don't have the coin or if the machine "eat" the coin. See you soon!

Zsolt72 said...

Thank you for the comments.:) Let me explain a bit more about this system:

There is no deadline for your parking time so you cant exceed your time. When you wanna leave you have to send an sms again and the system will stop caunting/charging your phone. If you have a prepaid phonecard you can buy prepaid "points" for parking just like minutes for calling. You dont have to deal with coins or cards anymore, they wont "eat" your coins (ohhh how annoying it can be!) but first time you have to registrate to the system online. There is no parking ticket anymore the "controllers" can check your status on the system, too.

Jing said...

:)
no such kind of machine here.
i only can see sometimes some workers from the parking place to ask people to pay for the parking fee.
...Jing

dutchie said...

We have the same system and although i haven't used it personally i know ppl who have and think it's great.

Anonymous said...

We have this system in Sweden. I have nerver used the service, but it seems to work just fine :)