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Etisalat offers mobile parking services in Sharjah

Telecoms operator wheels out parking solutions in another emirate

Khaled El Khouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat.
Khaled El Khouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat.

Etisalat has today announced that its mobile payment solutions for parking services are now functional in Sharjah, according to Emirates News Agency.

Sharjah is the third emirate to receive the Mobile Parking facility, which has already been rolled out in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with the aim to launch the service across the whole of the UAE.

Customers in Sharjah can send an SMS from their Etisalat mobile to 5566 to pay for their car parking. SMS reminders prior to the expiry of the parking permit will alert customers and enable them to avert fines.

Khaled El Khouly, chief marketing officer, Etisalat said: "The partnership with the respective service providers is in line with our long-term strategy to provide the best services that support m-government initiatives and result in time, energy and financial savings for our customers.

"Innovation is an integral part of our customer-centric business approach as we constantly strive to provide better and convenient services. We have seen an increase in the number of service users' transactions by more than 50% and value of transactions by more 70% in the first quarter of 2014 in comparison with the same period last year."