2 new apps make parking on Miami Beach easier

Pay-by-phone system begins Monday

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Miami Beach parking just got a whole lot easier. On Monday, city officials and phone app reps gathered to launch a new mobile phone payment option.

"Essentially it's a pay-by-phone system," said Saul Frances, of the Miami Beach Parking Department. "You can use your smartphone or certainly your cellphone and register with Parkmobile."

Using both apps can help you not only pay for parking but also to find it. Citygoers on the beach shared their thoughts.

"I use the app all the time; it's the best," said one beachgoer.

"I prefer manual; I wouldn't use an app unless I got a discount," said another beachgoer.

In fact, you do get a discount if you use the app to pay for parking.

Parkmobile ambassadors will be on the streets Monday to help make people aware of the app's new launch.


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