Spokane drivers can now pay certain city parking meters using their smartphones. A test period for the pay by phone technology launched Friday, November 21 in Spokane.
The test program includes 41 meters on the block adjacent to Spokane City Hall and Riverfront Park.
If the maximum time limit is purchased for a parking meter, smartphone users are allowed a one-time paid extension of 15 minutes on that meter. After the maximum limit including the extension expires, drivers must move their vehicle. Drivers who attempt to use the pay by phone feature after the maximum time limit allowed will receive a message that they have exceeded the stay allowance at that meter.
When setting up QuickPay on a smartphone, users can choose to receive notice of payment and time expiration via text and/or email.