U.S. Cellular offers Black Friday deals on Samsung, LG devices; FCC's Wheeler calls for faster adoption of NG911 technology

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> Sprint said voice calls when roaming in Cuba are $2.49 per minute, data on the island is $1.99 per megabyte, and SMS text messaging is 50 cents to send and free to receive. Release

> U.S. Cellular said that on Black Friday the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4 and LG G Pad 8.0 will all be a penny when customers sign a two-year contract. Release

> Murthy Renduchintala, the former co-president of Qualcomm's chipset business, joined Intel in a newly created position as president of its client and Internet of Things unit. Release

> Google reportedly aims to bring its Play Store to China in 2016, and the search giant is reportedly planning to comply with China's content restrictions by building a separate version of the Play Store disconnected from the main store. Reuters article

> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called for speedier adoption of NG911 technologies. New York Times article

> Pepsi has officially introduced the Pepsi Phone P1s in China. It's an LTE phone running Android 5.1. FoneArena article

> JPMorgan Chase account holders can now use their cards with Samsung Pay. PhoneScoop article

> Researchers have uncovered malicious Android apps that can get installed even when a user has expressly tapped a button rejecting the app. Ars Technica article

> Google introduced a tool that lets users customize the appearance of their apps ahead of the Dec. 18 release of Star Wars: The Force AwakensBloomberg article

Wireless Tech News

> AT&T Mobility last week launched its native Advanced Messaging and Video Call capabilities on its network using Rich Communication Services (RCS), but the vision of having the services work across multiple carriers remains elusive. Article

> Ericsson and Inmarsat signed a strategic maritime agreement intended to facilitate the sharing of cargo, logistics and vessel operational data to help streamline the maritime supply chain. The two companies will jointly develop services, solutions and applications to drive industry standards for satellite connectivity and application integration in the maritime industry. Article

European Wireless News

> Huawei revealed it is working with 16 European operators, vendors, SMEs and academic institutions to establish a pan-European test bed to evaluate the potential of relevant technologies as part of the recently launched 5G Exchange (5GEx) project. Article

> TeliaSonera said it will become the world's first operator to launch a cloud-based connected car service with a new smartphone-centered function that is due to launch in Sweden in 2016. Article

Cable News

> A Brazilian security analyst has documented multiple backdoors allowing remote access to Arris cable modems. Article

> The merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House networks will put too much ISP market share in the hands of just two cable companies (Comcast would be the other one) and the deal should be rejected, according to Dish Network. The company made its claims in another filing to the FCC on the topic. Article

Telecom News

> Zayo is acquiring Allstream, MTS' business unit, for $348 million, giving the service provider an immediate fiber network presence in Canada. Article

> Allied Fiber has signed a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement with Georgia-based ILEC Planters Communications, marking the latest in a string of new agreements it has signed for its dark fiber and colocation network. Article

And finally… T-Mobile and Sprint got into a war of words on Twitter after Sprint flew a banner from an airplane over T-Mobile's headquarters -- and taking a page from T-Mobile's marketing playbook in the process. Article

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