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AT&T offering VoLTE in two markets May 23 with GS4 mini

VoLTE is coming, and AT&T is bringing it to you. The Galaxy S4 mini will be available with “HD Voice” form big blue starting May 23. Starting from $49.99 with a two-year contract, the little device promises to jumpstart a big revolution in how we consume with our carrier plans.

AT&T HD Voice service launching in select markets on May 23

AT&T will be flipping the switch for High Definition (HD) Voice service a bit later in the month. The service will go live in select markets beginning on May 23, 2014 and be on an all-IP Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) network. The markets will be spread across Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Comcast may be teaming up with Verizon for VoIP service

A new report suggests Comcast may be involving themselves in the mobile carrier game. The cable company, lamented by many for their ongoing attempt to purchase Time Warner Cable, may be working on VoIP service on the back of their wireless offerings for the home. While the service is said to be dependent on WiFi, Comcast may have other plans for the service as well.

Verizon begins using LTE on new spectrum

Verizon has started implementing LTE service into the AWS it purchased last year. The acquisition, which cost Verizon $3.9 billion, is for the 700MHz Block C spectrum, which covers more than 300 million PoPs. Oddly enough, this is the same spectrum T-Mobile uses for their limited LTE coverage.

AT&T launching first VoLTE smartphone later this year

Recent talk coming from AT&T points towards the first VoLTE smartphone arriving sometime later this year. This little detail was mentioned by a senior AT&T executive and otherwise, the specifics were left to be a mystery. There wasn't anything said about the particular device, aside from that it will bring VoLTE support.
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