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RingGo Cashless Parking

 

What is RingGo?

RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service, which lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card, rather than using cash at a machine.  When you park your car in an area featuring the RingGo service, you simply contact RingGo by smartphone app, calling, SMS or on-line, and pay for your parking by phone. 

With RingGo:

  • You no longer need to carry change
  • You don’t have to visit a parking machine and
  • You don’t need to walk back with a parking ticket – Parking Attendants check which vehicles are parked with RingGo via their handheld units.

 

How do I register with RingGo?

You can pre-register with RingGo either by using the RingGo smartphone app (downloadable free of charge either through your handset or from the relevant store) or on the internet at www.myRingGo.co.uk/register

If you pre-register for the service you will be asked to provide:

  • The number plate, colour and make of your vehicle
  • Your payment card details

Alternatively you can register at the same time you want to park, either by using the RingGo app or by calling the RingGo number which is 020 3046 0060.

 

Paying to park with RingGo - Information

Once registered, RingGo recognises your mobile phone number and retrieves information you have given previously.  This means that when you pay you only have to provide:

  • The location code where you are parked.  Each area offering RingGo has its own four or five digit location number (click for details of locations nationwide).  Local signs provide this information.
  • The length of time you want to park, and
  • Your payment card 3 digit security code.

To see a video of how to register and pay with RingGo, please go to the link below and select the RingGo video:  www.myRingGo.co.uk/howitworks

 

Ways to Pay

There are several ways to pay to park with RingGo:

  • By smartphone app
  • By calling the phone service
  • By text message or
  • Through the internet (either via a mobile or pc)
  • (For businesses) by using the RingGo Corporate solution

Details on each are provided below.

Smartphone app

iPhone, Android, Windows phone and Blackberry 10 users can download a RingGo smartphone application (free of charge), through their handset or from the relevant store. The app lets you register for the service, locates your nearest RingGo zone, allows you to manage your account and pay to park directly through the app. 

Click on the links below to visit the relevant website:

Automated phone service

To use the automated phone service, you simply call the phone number on the signs when you want to park.  RingGo will remember you (by recognising your mobile phone number) and ask you to:

  • Confirm the vehicle you want to park
  • Confirm the location where you want to park
  • Say how long you want to stay, and
  • Provide the security code from your credit card

Text to park

You can use the quick and easy RingGo “text to park” option instead.  So for instance, sending a message with ‘RingGo 221052h 867’ to 81025 will park your nominated vehicle for up to 2 hours in South Street, St Andrews.   

For details on how to set up the service for your particular location please see the myRingGo website – www.myRingGo.co.uk/texttopark.

Internet options

If you have a phone with mobile internet access, you can use the myRingGo site to pay for your parking.  Simply login at www.myRingGo.co.uk/park and complete the details.  Alternatively you can use the same link from a standard pc or other internet connected device.

For more information on all of these options, please see www.myRingGo.co.uk

How much does RingGo cost?

There is no charge for registering with RingGo and no charge for downloading or using the RingGo smartphone applications. 

At most locations across the UK, a small convenience charge of 20p is made for using RingGo, on top of the normal parking tariff.  You can check details of each location at www.myRingGo.co.uk/wiw.

If you call RingGo, the number used is a geographic one, so you are charged the standard rate agreed with your mobile phone operator.  Such calls are often included free within mobile phone packages, so if you receive a free “bundle of minutes”, your call will usually be included within this. 

If you use the RingGo “text to park” option, you will pay for the outgoing text message at your agreed operator rate.

The optional parking session confirmation messages and reminder texts (alerting you when your session is about to run out), cost 10p per message.  

 

Extending your parking session

Unlike normal parking session, you can remotely top up your parking fee when you use RingGo.  If you want to extend your stay, simply contact RingGo again and the service will ask you:

  • How long you want to extend
  • What your card security code is

The RingGo system will automatically recognise that you have a parking session currently operating.  

 

Can I get a VAT receipt?

If you need a VAT receipt for your RingGo parking session, you can view and print it online by logging in at www.myRingGo.co.uk.   If you provide us with your e-mail address, you can opt to receive a receipt automatically every time you park.  Just login and add your email address into the Settings menu.

 

Location numbers

Please visit www.myRingGo.co.uk/whereitworks to see all the location numbers in your area and across the UK.

 

More information

For general information about RingGo please visit www.myRingGo.co.uk.  If you have a specific question about how RingGo operates, please see www.myRingGo.co.uk/help which contains a lot of common queries.

Cobalt Telephone Technologies is a British-based company that has developed the RingGo service.  Now part of the Parkmobile worldwide group, we have been operating since 1997 and developing and managing innovative automated telephone and web-based solutions since this time.  For more information please visit www.ctt.co.uk.

 

Tony McRae, Lead Professional Parking & Public Transport Infrastructure Management 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 44 26 Contact Tony McRae online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

Gordon Nellies, Technician, Parking & Public Transport Infrastructure Management 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 70 61 Contact Gordon Nellies online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

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