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Running to feed the parking meter may soon be a vestige of the past. According to the New York Post, New York City will soon institute a plan to allow drivers to buy extra parking minutes using their phones. The service, used already in Atlanta and D.C., will outfit 300 parking spots in the Big Apple's pilot program and may eventually render the physical parking meter obsolete.

Drivers will download an app to their smart phone or send a text message to specify their meter and how much time they would like to buy.

Although this will help many people avoid parking tickets, it could damage a source of serious revenue for some cities.

[Source: New York Post]


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      Brandon Adkins
      • 4 Months Ago
      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, PennyOrder.com
      Brandon Adkins
      • 4 Months Ago
      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, PennyOrder.com
      dion.ivey
      • 4 Months Ago
      good idea, unless you don't have a (smart) cell phone.
        Danny
        • 4 Months Ago
        @dion.ivey
        You don't need a smat phone to text ......