Last week, AT&T shared news of its efforts to vastly improve voice call quality on smartphones, moving forward with its introduction of HD Voice, the carrier’s Voice over LTE solution. We knew to expect HD Voice to go live this coming Friday in a number of Midwestern markets, and knew that the first AT&T phone to support the service would be the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. Today we see AT&T’s plans start coming together, as it begins sales of the GS4 mini.
Wait a minute; AT&T didn’t already have the GS4 mini? Yeah, we were a little confused as well, especially as we remember hearing Samsung confirm the GS4 mini for AT&T all the way back in October of last year. While Verizon and Sprint did indeed begin sales of the phone, AT&T’s been holding off, and only now picks up the smartphone first launched a year ago next week.
It’s a weird move, especially as we wait to see if a GS5 mini is just around the corner, but if you absolutely can’t wait to check out VoLTE (and we admit, we’ve been looking forward to this for a long while), last year’s GS4 mini is presently up for sale from AT&T, priced a hair under $50 on a two-year contract, and available in black and pink color options.