Europe’s leading provider of digital parking services EasyPark Group and the mobile technology company Fortumo are today launching direct carrier billing in Slovenia. Drivers in the country can now easily charge parking fees to their Telekom Slovenije, A1 or Telemach mobile phone bill. Slovenia is the fourth country where EasyPark and Fortumo will be working together on mobile payments for parking, with Finland, Norway and Sweden launched last year.
Carrier billing makes paying for parking services easier for drivers as they do not need to visit a payment terminal or purchase parking permits upfront. Instead, after finding a spot for their car, drivers can simply confirm parking through their mobile phone. After finishing parking, Fortumo adds the fee for parking to their next month’s phone bill or deducts it from their prepaid SIM card.
“Paying for parking with carrier billing gives the greatest convenience to locals and makes it accessible to anyone. For companies providing smart city solutions and local municipalities, there is also the added benefit of cutting down on infrastructure costs in managing parking solutions as the entire payment requires users only to have their mobile phone at hand. We are excited to bring these benefits to EasyPark and their users in Slovenia and look forward to growing our partnership,” said Andrea Boetti, VP of Global Business Development at Fortumo.
The direct carrier billing launch in Slovenia for EasyPark was done through Fortumo’s Payments API. Since an existing integration with Fortumo was already in place for Scandinavia, EasyPark did not need to do any additional development on their side and the launch was managed by Fortumo. EasyPark provides parking services in 13 European countries and the two companies are working together to launch additional markets soon.
Besides EasyPark, Fortumo’s direct carrier billing platform is used by Google Play, Spotify, iflix, Sony, Schibsted, HOOQ, Gaana, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Kinguin and thousands of other merchants. One integration with the platform enables merchants to collect payments from subscribers of more than 350 mobile operators.
About EasyPark Group
Since 2001, our award-winning smart services have been helping drivers to find and pay for parking in 900 cities across 13 countries. But what we do doesn’t stop there. On a larger scale, our technology helps businesses, operators, and cities with parking administration, planning and management. What we actually do is make urban life easier – one parking spot at a time. Visit www.easyparkgroup.com to learn more!