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.
- You no longer need to carry change
- You don’t have to visit a parking machine
- You don’t need to walk back with a parking ticket – civil enforcement officers check which vehicles are parked with RingGo via their handheld units
When 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 apps or by calling 01223 853 066.
Paying to park with RingGo
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)
- The length of time you want to park
- Your payment card 3 digit security code
You can see a video of how to register and pay with RingGo.
Ways to pay with RingGo
How much does RingGo cost?
There is no charge for registering with RingGo and no charge for downloading or using the RingGo smartphone applications.
When you pay to park your vehicle with RingGo in Cambridge there is a small convenience fee of 10p for using the service. The optional parking session confirmation messages and reminder texts (alerting you when your session is about to run out), cost 20p per message.
Please note that these charges are specific to Cambridge. If you use RingGo elsewhere across the UK, these charges will vary.
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 text message at your agreed operator rate. You will also pay a 20p charge for the summary text message (which you automatically receive), providing confirmation of your parking session details.
Benefits of RingGo - extending your parking session
Unlike normal parking sessions, 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 automatically recognises 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 http://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.
Please visit www.myRingGo.co.uk/whereitworks to see all the location numbers in your area and across the UK.