I have found a few other editions (“US & Global 4G LTE International Model” XT1952-1 and “International Model” XT1952-2) which would seem to be identical except for their label/branding. However, RW specifies only one version (XT1952-4) as functional.
Will the “international” editions of the phone work with Republic Wireless, allowing me to save even more money over the regular G7 Play? Or is there some actual difference that makes them incompatible? I hope it’s not something as petty as DVD region codes or something, but I don’t know what magic keywords to search for on the product listings. Their descriptions say they are compatible with “most” and “all” GSM carriers, which should cover RW, right?