anteater, London, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Why should people have to lash out on buying and running a smart phone. As an OAP my phone is just the basic one for emergencies. I rarely use it. Will people get fined whilst walking to the nearest shop to organise parking. What happens when the system is down, and don't say it never happens because it does. More seriously, this is a further step towards the surveillance society, and no I am not dramatising.
Why would you need to buy a smartphone? This has been pointed out, with much disapproval.
Denny, London, 2 hours ago
You need to dial a number and register. It does not require a SmartPhone. Any mobile phone will do.
LilyRo, London, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
You don't need a smart phone. You can call from a basic mobile phone.
Playing to the gallery though, I suppose:
drogerh, maidenhead, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
It is a form of cyber bullying to get everyone to use technology. I bet most of our MP's couldn't use it. In fact stuff like this shouldn't be foisted on the public until every MP can use it - unaided.
Boudicca, Southampton, 3 hours ago
Our privacy and life choices are slowly and gradually being taken away from us. All ways of keeping 'the tax paying peasants' under control.
Noonetotrust, Redruth, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Systems are being planned by university graduates who have never had a proper job and probably don't own a car. They live at least 100 miles from the car park system they are designing. AND they are the same people who design our road system and 'mini roundabouts'
My brain hurts, Peterborough, 3 hours ago
Where are the human rights lawyers ?. This is simply discrimination against the less tech savvy and the elderly.
rivonia, lincoln, 4 hours ago
This is the end of parking for many O.A.P. Many do not have phones. Those that do may not understand the system and get confused. It is allready difficult with the existing system. What on earth are they playing at. I an only a young 72 year old pensioner. All this new fangled technical stuff is way over my head
Morechablis2012, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Do we HAVE to have a mobile phone with us at all times nowadays? It seems to be a legal requirement... 1984 and control... What if you don't have a mobile?
Jim, Omaha, 5 hours ago
What do you do if you don't own a "smart" phone?
Just Me, Down south, United Kingdom, 50 minutes ago
I like being off the radar and very rarely use my phone, it's just a hello-goodbye one that I only use when really needed. If I have to pay by phone then I'm on the radar and they know where I am (sounds paranoid) surely there is an argument against these systems that you have the right to come and go without being logged onto the system and your movements recorded.