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AT&T to Launch VoLTE-Based HD Voice Service May 23

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May 15, 2014, 7:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated May 23, 2014, 3:08 PM

AT&T today announced the limited launch of HD Voice service in select markets around the country beginning on May 23. AT&T's HD Voice service uses VoLTE to pass high-definition calls through its LTE data network rather than its voice network. To start, the only device capable of delivering HD Voice calls is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini, though AT&T says more devices will follow shortly. AT&T provided few details about the requirements of the service, such as whether or not both devices need to be HD Voice-compatible and located in markets that support HD Voice. Nor did AT&T say if it will charge extra for HD Voice service. AT&T did say that its network can support concurrent use of HD Voice and LTE 4G data, so customers will be able to surf while they talk. HD Voice will first be available in select areas of Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. AT&T will add more markets over time. AT&T's web site lists the Galaxy S4 mini as "coming soon," though AT&T told Phone Scoop the device will be available when the service goes live on the 23rd.

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dougm

May 15, 2014, 4:32 PM

Gotta go buy a new phone

Guess I'll have to throw away my iPhone 5C and buy a new device to enjoy this feature... Since there is *no way* the existing hardware in my phone could *possibly* support HD Voice. Even though it's faster than the computer that landed men on the moon.
Actually your current phone does support HD voice, its called Facetime!
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You should throw away iTurd 5C just because its a POS. Get a real phone.
Yes, the conspiracy is to force you ALL to buy new phones Rolling Eyes


It's called technical limitations - we're constantly evolving and can't always include future (maybe's) into current technology and hope they work. We roll with what we have and k...
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Jarahawk

May 15, 2014, 11:04 AM

Where are you Verizon?

Wow! Someone pinch me. Did I miss. Verizon's announcement that they were launching VoLTE in a market? Has AT$T truly beaten mighty Big Red to the punch. If so my advice to Shammo is: fewer commercials. And more action, punk.
so did sprint and I think T Mobile
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