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07/27/2011 05:21 pm ET | Updated Sep 26, 2011

No More ParkMagic: Innovative Pay-By-Cell Phone Parking Option Quietly Dies

Just over four years after Chicago's Department of Revenue announced its ground breaking pay-by-phone, in-car parking meter program to great fanfare, glowing reviews and overwhelming positive user response, the plug was finally pulled on the ParkMagic Chicago pilot program just over two weeks ago.

An e-mail from ParkMagic to its remaining users from the pilot program went out July 8th saying in part, "As you know the ParkMagic Pay by Cell parking system has been in pilot phase with the City of Chicago over the past two years and this phase is now complete."

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