The Essential Phone is only $450 right now and spec wise is on par w/ the Galaxy 8. Top notch phone at half the cost. Plus it works on Sprint, Verizon, T-mobile and AT&T according to the few websites I see selling it (UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 4, 5 6, 8 GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 0, 1, 10 FDD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66 TDD-LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 TD-SCDMA: 34, 39). It also has a plain vanilla version of Android best I can tell. So there is no reason it wouldn’t work on RW. Except that it would detract from the high dollar phones RW gets special deals to carry. I hate to say it but I’m beginning to wonder if I should leave RW. I love the service and the people working there seem like good folk (from the marketing junk they publish anyways), but it seems more and more as time goes on they are falling into the same unethical ruts the big carriers are and it is becoming more and more about making money. Not that there is anything wrong with them making money but that doesn’t mean they have to treat customers as a “given”. Customer loyalty is earned not a right!