Acting debit/credit agenda problems with pay-and-display machines in Wellington’s CBD
Motorists are asked not to use debit cards to pay for on-street parking in Wellington’s CBD for the aing few weeks while a abstruse problem, associated with a newly-released ANZ debit card, is fixed.
About 160 pay-and-display parking machines in Wellington’s CBD accept been put out of activity afterwards some motorists accept attempted to pay for parking application the new ANZ debit cards that affection aloft ‘braille’ dots. The dots are advised to advice visually-impaired bodies admission the cards the appropriate way annular into eftpos terminals and added automat machines.
The City Council’s Community Networks Manager, Stephen McArthur, says a cardinal of the cards accept been begin awash central the P&D machines. The ‘card readers’ on the machines are damaged by the ‘braille’ dots and, if not jammed, will no best ‘read’ any acclaim or debit card.
The machines are still accepting acquittal by:• cash• Snapper card• smartphone apps PayMyPark and Phone2Park• Text-a-Park.
In accession to the absolute acquittal methods, motorists can pay by calling Wellington City Council on tel 04 499 4444 and casual on their credit/debit agenda cardinal and capacity in the strictest aplomb while the affair is actuality resolved.
Replacing and advance the agenda readers in the city’s 512 pay-and-display machines will be brought advanced and booty several weeks. Until the assignment is completed, acting stickers on the machines will admonish motorists to abstain application credit/debit cards and use one of the another acquittal methods.
The new readers will additionally absorb ‘paywave’ technology.
Normal administration of parking will abide in the CBD accustomed that motorists accept several acceptable acquittal methods accessible to them.
If motorists accept accustomed a admission aback the alpha of May 2018 afterwards actuality clumsy to use a P&D apparatus afresh they are apprenticed to chase the appeals action that is categorical on the parking ticket.
The Council will amusement the appeals on a case-by-case base – application its ability of which machines are operating and which accept malfunctioned.
Background:• The new ‘braille’ dots on ANZ debit cards are causing the cards to become ashore in some (but not all) agenda readers installed in the pay-and-display machines. Forcing the agenda out afresh can account centralized accident to a micro about-face at the aback of the unit, and may additionally aish actual from the agenda dot features. • As a aftereffect the damaged agenda clairvoyant does not ascertain the aing agenda amid – the alone band-aid is to alter the agenda reader.
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