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14th February 2018

In Astana, the Activ subscribers have access to payment for parking via SMS

Subscribers of the Activ trade mark can quickly and conveniently pay for paid car parking spaces in Astana from the balance of own subscriber’s number via SMS.

«We are pleased to provide residents of the capital with the opportunity to quickly and conveniently pay for parking via SMS. This method of payment is especially relevant in winter, because it will allow people to make payments in comfortable conditions without leaving a car, saving their time,» commented Natalya Eskova, Leader of the Communication Division of the Kcell JSC.

Introduction of paid municipal parking spaces on Nurzhol boulevard, from Mangilik El to Nur Zholy is the first stage of implementation of the large-scale project «Astana parking space management».

«It is planned to create more than 9 thousand parking places in the capital within a year. We have provided convenient and comfortable methods of payment: via Parkomat, personal account, terminals. Cooperation with the Kcell JSC and introduction of payment via SMS provides residents of Astana with a convenient and quick way to pay for parking,» says Ardak Turgankulov, Director of the Astana parking space LLP.

We would like to remind that the Activ subscribers can also pay for travel in Almaty public transport, buy tickets for events, make payments for utilities, make purchases in online games, withdraw cash in the branches of the Kazpost JSC and much more, from mobile balance. Both web-portal and the mobimoney mobile application on the iOS and Android platforms are available for the Activ subscribers for making payments. Such opportunities will become available to the Kcell subscribers soon.

The WOOPPAY LLP became the technological partner of the Kcell JSC in implementation of this service.

How to pay for parking via SMS:

  1. Send SMS with the following text to the number 2888: number of zone* number of car*quantity of paid hours. Number of zone can be determined on the web-site www.2888.kz or on the tables/Parkomat in the parking zone. Example: 1003*555ТТТ01*1
  2. After sending the command, the subscriber will get a request to confirm the write-off of the amount, from the number 7701. You can confirm the write-off by sending «1» in response to the request
  3. If money is successfully written off, you will get SMS with the information about the beginning of parking and the time of its ending, from the number 2888

Cost of SMS to the number 2888 — 0 tenge, when sending SMS, only payment for parking is written off. When paying for parking via SMS, minimum time of payment is 1 hour. The cost of 1 hour of parking is 100 tenge.

Additional information about tariffs and conditions of payment for parking is available on the web-site www.2888.kz.