New App Eliminates Need to ‘Feed the Meter’

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Tired of worrying about whether your parking meter is about to expire while at the University of Guelph? Now there‘s an app to ease your mind.

Using newly equipped parking meters, you can “feed the meter” via your smartphone. Download the “pay by phone” app or access a mobile web site. Once parked in a stall on campus, you enter the meter number and how long you intend to park.

Text messages alert the user when the meter is about to expire; the user may add time on a smartphone. You may call a phone number listed on the parking meter to register for the service.

More information is available online.