It's officially The Future. Denver announced today that its Public Works Department is pilotinga program in which shoppers at Cherry Creek North can call parking meters
from their cell phones and deposit money via their credit cards -- and then call back to extend the time on their meters when they get held up in line at Hamilton Furs. The program -- which costs parkers an extra 35-cent service fee -- will be in place for six months, after which time it will be evaluated, partly based on feedback from
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Another perk of the so-called Pay-by-Phone option? The system will text you when the time on your meter is running low. "Hey! You have 3 minutes left. LMFAO!!!!!!! ;)"
Let's hope the meters don't learn how to sext.