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Pay-by-smartphone parking coming to Phoenix

By late July, there will be a new way to pay for parking in downtown Phoenix.

Users will be able to pay for parking via an app downloaded to a smartphone. When users get to the Cityscape parking garage, they simply punch in a number and park their car.

Michael Reitblat of Pango Mobile Parking said there are other advantages to the app. For example, when users go to a Diamondbacks game, they can get special offers sent to their phone.

“When the restaurants see that the Diamondbacks are winning, they can send a message to everyone: ‘Hey, you get 50 percent off on wings because the Diamondbacks won,’ ” he said.

Users will have to register their license plate and credit card with the app.

The app is available for download, but it won’t be operational until July 25.

For more information or to download the app, go to

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