Easy smartphone parking via App

How to park with the app

Find parking
With the feature ”Nearby” in the app you can easily find nearby parking spots. On the map you can see the location and the address of the specific parking space. Once you find a parking spot close to your destination you can also see the necessary information including parking times, hourly rates and zone codes. With the feature ”All parking zones” you can search your city. For every city you can then search the address you would like to reach and find a parking spot close to your destination.

Start parking
Find your chosen parking by clicking ”Nearby”, search the list ”All parking zones” or by filling in the correct zone code. The zone code is found in the map next to ”Nearby”, in the list ”All parking zones” or on a sign not far from your car. If you recently parked on the same address, this parking spot is saved in your presets. While at it, you can easily change your automatic stop time as well. The automatic stop time is there for you in case you forget to terminate your parking manually. Go ahead and adjust your stop time, and then choose ”Choose car and park”. Done!

Extend your parking
Just like you can stop your parking before your estimated time is up, you can extend the time whenever you want to. The feature “Tickets” in the app shows your active parkings and allows you to extend or change your check out time. Please notice that some parking spots have a time limit that is beyond Parkster’s control.

How to park with SMS

Parkster’s SMS service allows you to park without downloading an app. For using our service, you need to create an account at Parkster via the app or via our homepage (Category: Meine Seiten/MyPages). After the account creation you'll send a SMS to 33777 with the zone code of the parking lot with you number plate (KFZ-Kennzeichen). Please note: For the use of the SMS parking you'll pay an additional SMS service fee. This service fee is only applied to activate the "SMS service".

Start parking

  1. Find the zone code of your parking spot. The code is clearly visible on a sign close to your parking spot.

  2. Send the zone code and the number plate ("KFZ-Kennzeichen") to +49 33777.
    As example here a SMS for a parking ticket in the zone 100050 (Berlin-Friedrichshain): 100050 MAB12. For your SMS-parking to be correct you need to make sure you get a confirmation to the phone you sent your message from.

  3. Pay at the end of the month. All your parkings are put on one collective bill.

Extend your parking

  1. Send the word “VERLÄNGERN” to +49 33777.

  2. When you get an SMS confirmation with your new check out time, your parking is extended. You can continue to extend your parking as many times you like. If you’d like to stop your parking before your time is up, this is just as easily done.

Stop parking

  1. Send the word ”Stop” to +49 33777.

  2. Once you stop your parking you get a confirmation text saying you’ve checked out. The SMS also includes to total parking time and the produced parking costs.

This is Parkster

Park your car. Do what you have to do. Extend your parking time from whatever queue you are being held up in. Come back to your car when you need your car – not when the parking time tells you to. Parkster’s vision is convenient parking, free from parking meters. With Parkster you never pay more than what you would pay in the parking meter. At the end of the month, you receive a compiled bill. You can use Parkster’s services via the app or via SMS.

This is how it all started
The year was 2010. One of the soon-to-be founders of one of Sweden’s most popular parking app was stuck at a meeting that never seemed to end. Finally back at his car, the parking fine was a fact. After a few too many fines the limit was reached. A solution was needed that had to be simple for everyone, everywhere. That was the seed that resulted in Parkster.


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