Just ported a samsung galaxy note 8 Factory Unlocked sm-n950U1 model to Republic- if you are looking for a great experience! It was easy to port items to using smartswitch app- it would be the same for “factory unlocked” s8 and s8plus. And side note- the messaging app that samsung put on it was third party open source and it does work even on cellular only with republic-- even though it tripped the message this doesn’t work. Learning curve though on where all the settings are on these devices- check out saki tech- btw I have not association with that you tube channel- I found it helpful!.
Oops should have mentioned that the flagship note8 cost me only 229 refurbished via new egg or tek replay