AT&T finally gets GS4 mini, as it preps for start of HD Voice

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.

Source: AT&T

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!