For Metro Vancouver commuters of the new Port Mann Bridge, PayByPhone has introduced a new tolling feature to its app to allow you to seamlessly pay your toll, coming in December of this year:
By simply opting a vehicle in for tolling on the account profile page the driver will automatically receive an SMS every time they cross the bridge confirming that payment has been processed, an optional email receipt is also available. Drivers can opt in and out of accepting responsibility for toll payments for a vehicle as well as add new vehicles via the consumer website or mobile apps which provides an easy to use toll payment management tool. PayByPhone users will have the added advantage of being able to pay for both parking throughout Vancouver and road tolls from a single secure account rather than signing up for a separate account for each service.
During the introductory offer period from December until March 1st 2013 drivers using PayByPhone will receive 50% off the published tariff and only pay $1.50 each crossing for a car.
Here’s a video of the upcoming system in action. If you are a traveller that has to use the new Port Mann, this will make your life a lot easier:
The PayByPhone app works great when it comes to paying for city parking. This new feature is definitely handy for existing and new users. Let us know if you’re going to try this!