Airtel Social Car comes to a halt in Kolkata

Airtel’s innovative digital campaign ‘Social Car’ has successfully completed its journey and has reached its final destination Kolkata. It travelled from Mumbai to Kolkata covering 2200 km.


In this novel initiative Airtel Social Car, the team comprising of popular TV Actor Karan Wahi, MTV VJ of ‘Student of the Year’ fame Sana Saeed, and MTV’s  Zerxes Wadia made conversations through social media and posted contents from the road trip using the hashtag #Airtel4GDrive across digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The team made pit stops in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, and Cuttack en route to Kolkata.

During their halt in Hyderabad, the team was joined by food critic Adarsh Munjal of the ‘The Big Bhookad’ fame. Munjal introduced the Nizami culture of the city to the team. In Kolkata, they were joined by the singer Shilpa Rao.

“We are excited to welcome Airtel’s Social Car to the city of joy, Kolkata – incidentally, also the city where Airtel launched India’s first 4G service. It’s indeed heartening to see the response garnered around this digital innovation. My congratulations to the teams involved for making this adventurous and digitally powered journey,” commented Ravindra Singh Negi, Chief Executive Officer, West Bengal & Odisha, Bharti Airtel Ltd.

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April 16, 2016 10:51 am 10:51 AM

Airtel… the BIG drama company… currently they are giving worst services. Their customer care never takes any complain and behaves very rudely. Once their network coverage was great but now worst for last two years. Voice crack, call drop, noise, and overall weak indoor coverage… all are now with airtel.

Sanjit Roy
April 16, 2016 2:26 pm 2:26 PM

@Shubha- +1000000

Sutripta Roy
April 16, 2016 12:10 pm 12:10 PM

But I haven’t face any type of problem till now for past two years within Kolkata. Yes voice break is a problem. but not all time I faced. And one thing is that I had poor coverage in my office and complained about that. and they solved my problem. And the main thing is I’m getting continuous special offer from them for past two years!!! this really great!!!

April 16, 2016 2:39 pm 2:39 PM
@Sutripta: Then I must say that you are really lucky. If you any time come at our place, you can witness what I told was right or wrong. I have no personal problem with airtel even I’m a customer of this company from 2006. And complain? Then you are 100000000000% lucky. So many times I tried to complain on CC but some of them directly told that there have no provision of taking complain, except request and some cut the phone without hearing the details. Even I mailed them and after that call came within 48 hrs saying that there… Read more »
April 16, 2016 10:13 am 10:13 AM

Haha, as always airtel engaging in cheap publicity stunts! First there was this 4G girl & now this 4G drive! Next what? 4G jeans? or maybe 4G loss (when Jio launches, lol) 😀

April 16, 2016 8:09 am 8:09 AM

Awesome – AIRTEL is really rocking – fastest 4G speed challenge, now widest coverage and this…. Kudos Airtel.
Ive been using AIRTEL since 1999 (Calcutta) – then Mumbai (2013) and in between Hyderabad 2008-date (Hyderabad) without any issues. You will always be my best telco. Ignore the jet\rks who comment otherwise. They get services they deserve!!!

Sutripta Roy
April 16, 2016 12:00 pm 12:00 PM

Yes… this time Airtel is doing really good. But 4G coverage is very much poor. If you want to use 4G, you have to go outside the house or to the window. And this is within the city. I’m from Dum Dum. This is the main area to enter in the city. If this area has so bad coverage then it is easily assuming about the coverage of other places… i think the main reason is low ARPU from 4G. But untill the coverage getting good people interest also will not grow.

Sanjit Roy
April 16, 2016 2:23 pm 2:23 PM

@Sutripta Roy- Actually the primary reason is due to band 40, which is 2300 mhz. As we know their 4g runs only on band 40 in Kolkata, naturally higher frequency bands will not give us strong indoor coverage, so dont expect quality coverage from airtel specifically on 4g across Kolkata.

April 17, 2016 12:59 am 12:59 AM

Dada airtel r voice crack problem akhono solve holona.