Phone2park petition: Iconic Wellington business being forced to close by the council

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We are phone2park, a locally owned and operated technology company. We provide mobile payment options for Wellingtonians using city council operated parking. We have 16 thousand users and have been operating for 15 years.


Recently, Wellington City Council (WCC) notified us that they intend to end our contract for the supply of phone2park parking payment services.


The rationale given to us by WCC is that they want to reduce the number of payment options that customers have for parking. However, by reducing choices and creating a monopoly we believe WCC is taking away your right of choice as well as stifling innovation. 


We provide a free calling helpline, parking payment via texting, a wide choice of top-up methods and rich functionality for vehicle fleets. We have spent over 15 years developing these services and collecting parking revenue for WCC at no cost to them. Apps are the most convenient parking payment option and an increasingly high proportion of parking customers will be using apps to pay for their parking in the future. Our steadily increasing popularity bears this out.


We invite you to have your voice heard and tell your council what you want by signing this petition.