Otrike is a new transportation service in Aba by Opay where you can order a tri-cycle or Keke-napep, whichever name you want to call the three-wheeled motor. Using Otrike to request a ride is not rocket science, but new users will require a little guide, so We’ll show you how to use Otrike to order a ride in Aba.
Please permit me to interpret some facts about Otrike. Otrike is one of the services offered by Opay, a payment company.
Opay offers payment solutions such as online recharge, money transfer, online bill payment, and food delivery – yum. Otrike is included in the list of services Opay offers and Oride, depending on your geographical location. Otrike is a division of Opay that provides transportation service by tricycles to users for places where vehicles are not feasible – like Aba.
It’s been a month since Opay launched Otrike in Aba, and already Otrike drivers are crawling every nuke and cranny of Enyimba city – it’s the first of its kind in Aba.
Otrike is comfortable for the middle class and above, considering what it takes to use the service – Internet connection, technology know-how, and a compatible smartphone which the lower class in Aba won’t yield.
How to Use Otrike
To use Otrike to order a ride in Aba, you have to download the Opay application first. You can get the application from app stores – Apple Store and Play Store. After downloading and installing the Opay app, you sign up for an Opay account. You sign up using an email address and a phone number, i.e., an active one, because you’ll need it for each ride.
Input your email address and phone number where necessary on the sign-up page; you’ll get an OTP (One-time password) to confirm your phone number and a confirmation link will be sent to your email address for verification purposes. After you’ve signed up, the next thing to do is to fund your Opay wallet. As previously mentioned, Opay is a payment company, so the funds in your Opay wallet can be used for several purposes besides using Otrike – buying a recharge card, paying bills, etc.
To fund your Opay wallet, transfer money to your Opay wallet or use your ATM card to pay. I recommend transferring cash to your Opay wallet because it is the easiest of all methods. Transferring money to your Opay account is the same as transferring money to any other bank account.
Simply Get your account number from the Opay application via the top-up balance option on the front page of the Opay app. Afterward, you either walk to the bank to make a transfer or use your mobile banking app.
Note: Your account name is the name you used while signing up for the Opay account, and your account number is your phone without the first zero (as discerned from most account numbers). But all the information you need to fund your account can be obtained from the Opay app.
An ATM card to fund your Opay account is easy, except you’ll have to get an OTP. For users who have issues receiving an OTP from their bank, this process won’t work. Hence, it is best to use the above-illustrated method. You can go for it if you have a green light on using an ATM card to fund your Opay wallet. The process is simple, and you only need to input your card details, card CVV, and the amount you want to top-up; then you input the OTP after you must have received it from your bank – boom – your balance is funded.
Currently, Otrike is giving a massive discount for any ride that costs less than N800 – (N50 for a charter or two persons and N20 for a person to any destination). To enjoy the discount, you must pay via the Opay application.
How To use Otrike In Aba
Launch your Opay application and input your passcode. On the first screen, choose Otrike, and you’ll be taken to a map screen. The application automatically sets your current location as the pick-up point. Verify that the pick-up location is accurate to avoid complications of misleading your ordered ride. You can drag and drop the map to place the red location pin on your current location. Reading the map is a bit frustrating; hoping it gets better and more accessible. After verifying and selecting your pick-up point, you now choose your destination by typing it in.
You can type in the destination address if you know it – typing in a popular business close to your destination works too. But if you’re unsure of your destination, there’s a workaround.
Go back to the point of selecting your pick-up point and use the map to find your destination’s address. You do that by dragging the map till the red pin drops on your destination – you need to understand the map to use Otrike efficiently. When you get the pin on your destination’s address, copy out the address as it is written, then revert to using your current location as the pick-up location.
After you must have chosen a destination address, you move to select which type of service you want – Single person, charter, or two persons. After selecting the type of service, you then order your ride. Otrike chooses the nearest driver to arrive faster. The driver-selection process takes less than two minutes. When a driver accepts your ride, you wait till they arrive – it takes less than 5 minutes.
On your driver’s approach and arrival, the application sends a notification. Subsequently, your driver will call to confirm your order and location. Your driver arrives in a tri-cycle with Otrike branding. You confirm he is the driver, you get in, and the ride begins.
When you get to your destination, you see the option to pay after the driver has confirmed that you have arrived at your destination via his application. A pop comes up to allow you to pay. Then you click on pay, and everyone is all smiles.
Update: Only Opay is functional, Otrike or Oride services are no longer available.