Before now, if you don’t have a car, you’ll have to visit the motor park or stand by the roadside to get a taxi to take you to your destination.
Now, you can order a taxi at your convenience with your mobile phone with a service like Uber. Uber is a driving service that lets you book car rides to several destinations within your city.
If you’ve tried out Uber’s services and for one reason or the other you weren’t contented, here are Uber alternative companies in Nigeria you can try;
Without doubt, Bolt (formerly Taxify in Nigeria) is the best Uber alternative company in Nigeria. A lot of Nigerians use Bolt to order rides mainly because of two things. First, Bolt rates are relatively affordable and second, their drivers arrive fast.
You can download the Bolt app on Google Play Store or Apple Store. All you have to do is to register and you’re ready to order a ride in minutes. As a driver, you can also sign up on Bolt and there’s assurance that you’ll make high income because Bolt’s commission rates are low. Bolt has an on-site help center for quick support.
PamDrive lets you book affordable car rides based on your status or requirement. The rides are classified into 3 – Comfort, Premium, and Executive. Executive rides are the highest and most expensive followed by Premium and then Comfort.
What is offered here is flexible prices so you can always get rides no matter how much you’re on at a particular time. Aside from the PamDrive mobile apps available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, you can also order PamDrive rides by sending a request via SMS or via WhatsApp. PamDrive support is available 24/7 if you have any enquiries.
With RideMe, you get the “Sleekest rides in your neighborhood”. This taxi service is one of the safest in Nigeria and for drivers, it is most recommended because you get to keep all the money you make, no commissions are charged.
As a RideMe user, you earn points whenever you order a ride. Overtime, you can redeem these points and use the gift to book a free ride. RideMe has a unique feature that lets you select your driver, whether male or female, unlike other services where most of the drivers are male. So, if you’re a lady and you want a lady 4 lady ride, you can use RideMe.
Jekalo (Je Ka Lo – Yoruba word for “let’s go”) is a joint ride booking service. It is quite different from the other Uber alternatives already mentioned. It features a car pool where you can find cars that are willing to ride with you. It is simple to use.
After signing up, choose your location and destination, you’ll find a number of rides going in that direction. Select any you want by clicking on Join Ride and the car will come pick you up.
The companies listed above all offer riding services within Nigerian cities, similar to bolt.