News of Note—GreatCall's Lyft deal; EE's 5G launch plans; T-Mobile's Black Friday discounts and more

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Telenor said it will use Ericsson's 5G core network products. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we're chasing today:

> Best Buy's new senior-focused MVNO, GreatCall, just announced that customers will be able to call an operator to request a ride from ride-sharing company Lyft. Release

> Sprint customers can now buy a phone online or by calling, and can then pick it up at one of more than 7,500 FedEx counters located inside Walgreens. Release 

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

T-Mobile disclosed a number of Black Friday discounts on its smartphones, though most require that customers add a line to their accounts. The company is also offering discounts on smartwatches and other accessories. Release

> Viavi released a 5G base station analyzer. Release

> Google's Project Fi MVNO added VPN services to make the offering more secure. Droid Life article

> The biggest wireless operator in the U.K., EE, said it will launch 5G in 16 cities next year. Engadget article

> A lawsuit involving T-Mobile and damage to an antenna is headed to the Washington State Supreme Court. Inside Towers article

> Telenor said it will use Ericsson's 5G core network products. Release

> The CEO of cable company Altice said the U.S. market for fixed wireless services should consolidate. Reuters article

> Netflix is testing plans that only work on mobile phones. TechCrunch article

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