Munich/Berlin, Feb 15, 2005 Later this month, Berlin will become the first German city to start using ticket-free "mobile-phone parking". For a trial period of one year, the Berlin districts Mitte, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Tempelhof-Schoneberg will be trying out an alternative to the parking meter designed to make parking more convenient for the user. There'll be no need to make your way to the ticket machine, and no need to search for change. You can park as long as you like, and you won't have to pay until you leave, when you will be charged for every three minutes that you've parked. The Berlin local governments will benefit as well, as monitoring car parks will be easier and more money will flow into the city coffers. Siemens Business Services will be operating the service in cooperation with Mobile Parking GmbH and T-Mobile.
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