Parkmobile and Allstate Roadside Services announce roadside service available in the Parkmobile app
ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Parkmobile USA, Parkmobile, the leading provider of mobile payment solutions to municipalities and parking providers around the world, announced today that its mobile payment for parking program will now provide even greater value by offering Allstate Roadside Services in its mobile app. The Allstate Roadside Services (ARS) functionality will be available to all Parkmobile members using the latest version of our iPhone app.
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"We are delighted to announce our partnership with Allstate Roadside Services to provide our members an added safety benefit and peace of mind when they need roadside assistance. ARS is the leading roadside service provider in the US with more than 4 million dispatches annually. We are continuously looking for ways to add more value for our members. By including Allstate Roadside Services into our app, we are providing our members the very best roadside service available," said Laurens Eckelboom, EVP of Parkmobile USA, Inc. "We will enable our members in the near future to pay for roadside service through our mobile app which will further optimize their experience and convenience."
To use Parkmobile's service, parkers register for free by downloading the mobile app or setting up an on-line account at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, members can use the mobile app, the internet, or a toll-free number to pay for parking. Parkmobile members have been able download the updated iPhone app since Thursday, November 15th. By using the roadside service feature, Parkmobile members will be directed to an Allstate Roadside Services dispatcher call center for further assistance.
"Allstate Roadside Services is Reinventing RoadsideSM through continuous innovation and first-to-market technologies. Our partnership with Parkmobile USA is another example of how proud we are to support emerging technologies," said Anthony Royer, President of Allstate Roadside Services.
Parkmobile is the leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for mobile payments, parking guidance using business analytics and parking. Its offerings include mobile payments for on and off-street parking, digital parking permits, real-time enforcement and a seamless transit experience. Their services are used in 350 cities around the world by millions of registered users. Parkmobile USA was founded in Atlanta, Georgia and its call center, engineering team and corporate headquarters are located in the U.S. Parkmobile's investors include BCD Holdings and Fontinalis Partners. With annual global revenues of $22.1 billion, BCD Holdings is an international market leader in the corporate and online travel, and off-airport and mobile parking industry. Fontinalis Partners invests in and partners with innovative technology companies that modernize and improve transportation. Fontinalis is led by Bill Ford, a lifelong environmentalist and the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com, facebook.com/ParkmobileUSA or on Twitter @Parkmobile.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. Consumers access Allstate insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada, as well as via www.allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate®. As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $28 million in 2011 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.
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