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Wireless news from across the web

> JP Morgan said it will support Samsung Pay in addition to Apple Pay and Android Pay. The Street article

> Consumer complaints about wireless service in Canada have fallen for the first time. Toronto Star article

> China's Xiaomi said it will license Qualcomm's patents. Reuters article

> Verizon announced its LTE network is now accessible through Internet of Things services. ComputerWorld article

> Telus in Canada announced a deal with Affirmed Networks for Internet of Things services. Release

> Nokia shareholders approved the company's merger with Alcatel-Lucent. Release

> HTC is offering the One A9 for free with a trade-in phone through January. Phone Scoop article

> The IRS now must obtain a search warrant before tracking users' cell phones. Engadget article

> T-Mobile US may release a new iOS app for its service later this month. TMoNews article

> Samsung launched a refreshed Galaxy A smartphone. Phone Scoop article

> According to iGR, mobile carriers will spend a total of almost $20 billion on DAS during the next five years. Release

> United Airlines customer service representatives will be issued iPhone 6 Plus phones. Cnet article

> According to newly released figures, nearly half of all U.S. households only use cell phones to make and receive phone calls. CBS article

> Verizon reportedly will offer free Google Cardboards to users in conjunction with its Star Wars promotions. Phandroid article

Cable News

> The FCC on Tuesday will begin its review of rules governing retransmission consent negotiations between pay-TV operators and broadcasters and the National Association of Broadcasters has accused the agency of ignoring the influential, consolidated market power MVPDs already have. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia Networks said it has struck a pioneering agreement with Telecom Italia to scout for potential start-up partners covering technologies including NFV, SDN, RAN Evolution and next generation SON. Article

Online Video News

> Subscription OTT services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and HBO Now are dominating the content discovery race, particularly among millennial-aged audiences. Article

Installer News

> The PacketExpert 10G is GL Communications' newest Ethernet and IP tester, which GL said is compatible with comprehensive 10G and 1G Ethernet and IP network testing. Article

> The ITU and CDC confirmed what we already knew -- wireless is the consumer's choice. Industry Voices

Telecom News

> Level 3 may serve as an intermediary between residential consumer service providers and content providers like Netflix, but it has told the FCC that traditional ISPs should provide information to consumers on broadband network performance. Article

> Verizon has become embroiled in yet another pole attachment battle with Florida Power and Light (FPL) over the utility company's claims that the service provider has to pay higher rates for access to its facilities. Article

And finally… Minecraft players built a working cell phone in the video game. Article