There is no doubt that OPay is set to surprise everyone in the coming months.
Well, what do you expect when you have $50m to utilize.
OPay – Opera’s payment platform – since inception has clearly set out to complete market dominance with features that cater to users’ lifestyle.
First, it launched as a payment solution in 2016, then further integrated features such as ORide (bike-hailing service), OFood (food delivery service) and a host of other amazing features that cater to the well-being of its users.
Now, in a bid to clearly expand its ride-hailing service, the company has recently launched its public bus hailing service, OBus – in beta.
OBus, like ORide and OTrike, is a commuter transit service that operates using branded hummer buses for intra-state trips within Lagos. Currently in beta testing, it only operates along the CMS-Ikeja routes.
OBus trip fare payments will be made using an OBus Card. It is a QR-enabled card that comes in different denominations — as low as ₦200 and as high as ₦2000. Cards will be purchased from OPay agents at different designated bus stops.
To make payment, cards are placed over a sensor reader inside the bus. The sensor then reads the ticket barcode which was generated through the mobile app and withdrawal will be made immediately.
An OBus Card can be used for multiple trips until the credit is exhausted. Alternatively, payments can also be made through the OPay wallet, as with other OPay services.
That being said, there is no word yet on when this service will officially go public but if you want to try out the new feature, update your OPay app.
However, it is worthy to note that the beta app will be unstable and might cause issues.