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

news of note
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 

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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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