I arrived on OKC’s Park Avenue yesterday and parked my large automobile in a space with one of those newfangled computerized meters. Payment options: the usual coins of the realm, Visa/MasterCard, or cell phone. Option 1 was ruled out, as I was out of actual coins. But Option 3 looked interesting: the little LCD screen gave an 888 number, which I duly dialed. What I got didn’t seem to have anything to do with parking, so I wound up resorting to Option 2 with my debit card. ($1 for one hour.)
I’m sure that these gizmos exist elsewhere on the planet, so I’m asking: how is this terminal supposed to work with a phone? Were I having a frustrating day, I’d have wanted to rip out the little electrobox and bury it in the water at the bottom of the ocean.