An apology is not necessary. Yes, the referenced coverage doc resides in the Help Center as does the phones doc.
The referenced phones doc is indeed linked from the BYOP FAQ. I presume you’re referring to the first entry in that FAQ, which reads as follows:
When shopping for a phone that will work with Republic, you’ll need to make sure it’s one of our supported phones and is listed as:
North American version.
GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications).
There’s no mention of CDMA whatsoever and I’m confident that’s purposeful on Republic’s part. Republic’s stated position is bring your own phone is GSM only. Yes, those of us frequenting the forum know of the workaround for compatible phones, however, I don’t see anything on the BYOP page that suggests CDMA is a possibility for bring your own phone. It seems unlikely, to me, one starting there would be entertaining that if aware of it at all.
For those who come to Community seeking advice, I would hope you or another helpful member would point to both the phones and coverage docs.