Parking technology company EasyPark has partnered with Fortumo to launch carrier billing payments for parking in Switzerland. Over 8 million people in the country can now easily pay for their parking via EasyPark parking-app, by charging the fee to their phone bill. Payments are supported for all subscribers of local mobile operators Swisscom, Sunrise & Salt.
Drivers send a text message containing the parking area code to start the parking session. The reply message includes a deep link to the EasyPark app where users can see their parking status and extend or stop their parking.
Normally, integrating carrier billing is a complex process for merchants: every mobile operator requires a separate contract and technical integration to provide payments to its subscribers. By partnering with Fortumo, EasyPark can roll out carrier billing payments across several markets through a single contract and integration with Fortumo.
Martin Lips, VP of Business Development, Fortumo