Years Ahead in Austria

Feature Article | July 8, 2011 by Peter Lohmann

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A1 Telekom Austria’s mobile payment solution, paybox, is making customers’ lives easier and more flexible. paybox users literally do not need to carry cash or credit cards when they shop and travel. Instead, they can use their mobile phones. Take parking, for example. Almost 50 percent of Vienna’s car drivers pay for parking with paybox.

They simply park their cars, send an SMS with the amount of time they’ll be gone, and the service responds with a free confirmation. Just before their time is up, drivers receive a reminder message. If they need more time, they can buy it from wherever they happen to be by sending another SMS. This mParking solution has become the most-used mobile service in the country.

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