This application is for use with Pay-and-Display parking meters that allow you to TXT a code to pay for your parking, as found in many cities of New Zealand, including Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington among others. The application will work with any TXT-to-pay service which involves sending a 5-digit code to the local SMS number #7275 (PARK).
In NZ the system is known as TXT-a-Park™, but similar systems may operate elsewhere in New Zealand and around the world.
HOW TO USE THIS APP
When parking, select the "TXT-a-Park™" (or equivalent) payment option on the meter and use this application to enter the code for the amount of time you wish to park. If you need to correct the code, tap the digit you need to change and just replace it. When the code is entered, hit "SEND".
Your Windows Phone will present the SMS messaging application with the 7275 recipient and payment code already entered. Simply tap to confirm and send the message. It's as easy as that !
When done either back out, or hit the Home/Start button.
WHY USE THIS APP ?
Using this application is far simpler and more reliable than fumbling around with the SMS application and keyboard of your device.
A large, dedicated keypad for number entry makes it harder to key the wrong code, and if you do, simply tap the digit you need to correct and start replacing your code from that point on.
WHAT DOES IT COST ?
Apart from the cost of purchasing the app, SMS messages are sent using your normal mobile SMS service provider and the usual service charges may apply. For most people these TXT's will cost nothing as they are included in your plan TXT allowance.
If you prefer, a free version of this application is available, supported by unobtrusive, in-app advertising..
WHAT ELSE IS IT DOING ?
Apart from sending the entered code to the 7275 SMS number no information is sent to any other party. SMS messages sent using this application may be recorded in your out-going SMS log by your phone, but this is not the result of any specific action by the application.
Other than to the extent necessary when sending TXT messages, no information is read or stored on your device or elsewhere by this application.
- First release of paid-for version.