AT&T Announces HD Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Coming To Four States This Month
This will allow those speaking with HD Voice to also surf via LTE. Initially, it'll be enabled on the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, with AT&T promising support on more devices shortly. There's hubbub that this could be teed up so that the next-gen iPhone has support right out of the gate.
Initially, HD Voice from AT&T will be available in select areas in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and will continue to expand on a market-by-market basis. Interestingly, the news comes as voice conversations are less and less relied upon. Texting and data use is up, while traditional phone calls are down. Still, we'll take any improvement we can get, and we suspect the other major carriers will likely implement their own VoLTE support soon.