Today, wireless carrier AT&T has officially announced plans to roll out High Definition (HD) Voice on an all-IP, Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) network in a series of select markets starting with May 23.
According to the company, the deployment will provide users with the possibility to enjoy HD sound when making a phone call, while simultaneously enabling them to surf the web at 4G LTE speeds.
Basically, they will no longer have to choose whether they want fast data speeds or crystal-clear conversations on their handsets, the company notes.
At the same time, the wireless carrier has announced that HD Voice would be enabled on Samsung Galaxy S4 mini devices. The smartphone will provide users with about the same features and capabilities as the Galaxy S4, though in a more compact form factor.
This will be only the first handset in the company’s lineup to feature HD Voice capabilities, as more of them will receive the feature in the not too distant future, it seems.
“AT&T was the first to deliver Samsung's Galaxy family of devices; and the introduction of VoLTE HD Voice in collaboration with Samsung marks yet another key milestone in offering the best selection of Samsung Galaxy series in the U.S,” the carrier notes.
Starting with May 23, AT&T users in select areas in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin will enjoy HD Voice from AT&T, but the carrier plans on expanding the feature’s availability on a market-by-market basis.