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AT&T HD Voice released with Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

AT&T HD Voice released with Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The team responsible for letting the world know about HD Voice with AT&T (aka VoLTE) have made a surprisingly simple case of it. They’ve suggested that upgrading to HD Voice - or High-definition Voice, if you prefer - is like trading your low-def television from the 1980s in for an HD TV from our modern market. You’ll never want to go back, they say.

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AT&T to phase out per-minute, per-text billing

AT&T to phase out per-minute, per-text billing

AT&T will no longer offer per-minute billing plans to most of its new customers, reports the Wall Street Journal. Following the industry trend towards unlimited talk time and texts, the company will only offer one per-minute plan, a meager 450 minutes per month for about $40, plus extra for texts and data. It will focus most of its revenue efforts on data plans, thus joining Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile in the trend.

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EE doubling UK 4G speed: 80Mbps peak in ten city summer trial

EE doubling UK 4G speed: 80Mbps peak in ten city summer trial

4G carrier EE has announced plans to double the speed of its UK LTE network, taking peak downloads to as much as 80Mbps+ in ten locations by summer 2013. The "turbocharged 4G" trial - which, if successful, will see the network boost rolled out to all across EE's service - should see an average download rate per user of 20Mbps, the carrier says, and is part of a number of enhancements EE plans for its service in the near future.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE gets Jelly Bean plus VoLTE

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE gets Jelly Bean plus VoLTE

Samsung has begun pushing out Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE, the 4G-enabled version of its stylus-toting tablet, complete with simultaneous voice and data support over LTE. The new update - which will initially be pushed out across three South Korean carriers - adds VoLTE support to the tablet, in addition to the niceties the newer version of Android delivers, and Samsung's own tweaks such as Multi-Window.

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MetroPCS launches world’s first commercially available VoLTE smartphone

MetroPCS launches world’s first commercially available VoLTE smartphone

MetroPCS has announced that it is now offering for sale the world's first commercially available voice over LTE service and compatible 4G LTE smartphone. The smartphone in question is the LG Connect 4G Android device, and it is available in select MetroPCS stores around the country. The wireless carrier says it will continue to roll out VoLTE service and additional handsets in the coming weeks.

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MetroPCS VoLTE delayed

MetroPCS VoLTE delayed

MetroPCS has been forced to delay its launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) until the second half of this year, having missed its original target of a functioning service in Q1 2012. Ed Chao, senior vice president of engineering and network operations did not give any specific reasons for the postponement when he confirmed the slipped schedule to FierceBroadbandWireless, but the carrier is expected to have at least one VoLTE device on the market before the year is out.

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