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About this app

The PayByPhone app simplifies your journey. From registering and paying for your parking in seconds, to extending it without having to return to your vehicle, and reminders of when it ends, we know you have more to worry about than parking. The PayByPhone app can be used in over 1,000+ cities worldwide & is now available in 12 languages, making it easier than ever. As the highest rated parking app in the world, PayByPhone has helped over 72 million motorists pay for their parking simply and easily, so they can focus on what matters most to them.
For businesses signed up to PayByPhone Business, the app allows drivers to simply switch between business and personal payment cards on the PayByPhone app when they park, so no time-consuming monthly expense reports or saving receipts. Paying for parking with PayByPhone is more environmentally-friendly than paying with cash: there are fewer vehicles on the road adding to air pollution to collect cash from pay and display machines.
App features
Start and extend parking session from your phone
View your session with the Today View Widget
Use Maps or Nearby feature to find out where you can use PayByPhone
Opt into push and SMS notifications about your parking session expiration
View parking history
Pin location of vehicle once parked to find it easily
Get receipts emailed to you for convenient expense reconciliation
Flexible payment forms, including credit card, Google Pay, and PayPal (depending on region) 

You can pay for parking with PayByPhone in USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, and Switzerland

PayByPhone is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG (VWFS)
Updated on
Nov 22, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

80K reviews
Zoe Hu
November 22, 2023
The app is generally fine, but the map only comes up 10% of the time? It uses to show automatically but it doesn't anymore. Super frustrating because half the time in my city, the numbers on the meter are scratched off so I can't read them. A functional map would be really helpful. edit a year later, the problem is even worse. the map doesn't even show in certain neighborhoods. can someone fix this please?
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PayByPhone Technologies Inc .
November 23, 2023
Hi Zoe, We'd like to investigate this. Can you please reach out to our support team so we can collect a few details from you such as location and phone number/email address to link to your PayByPhone account. Here is the link: Thank you! PBP, Jill
Peter Davio
November 25, 2023
App sucks, could not validate three different VALID cards, and would only see one of three in my digital wallet. Scanner failed to read any of the cards, either. Pointless to run an entire parking system for a city the size of Denver with an app that sucks so bad. Also, standing NEXT to the meter, it told me the closest spot was across the street and down the block. My GPS has never been that wrong.
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PayByPhone Technologies Inc .
November 28, 2023
Hi Peter, Thank you for sharing this with us. We invite you to follow this link to learn more about how to trouble shoot Payment Issues: Within the article, you will find a link to contact our support team, and we can look into the GPS issues. We hope to hear from you. PBP, Jill
A Google user
June 8, 2019
It should not be hard to get an app like this right. The functionality is simple and straight forward. Usability is terrible and for some dumb reason NFC only works on the iphone version. Some very easy improvements would make this infinitely better. They could add auto-renew, or any kind of spot history. The only history is lacking any information and seems to be in random order??? I wish i could just pick a competitive app but this seems to be the only one that works in this area.
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What's new

- Bug fixes