First off, thank you for taking the time to reply...much appreciated. I did find a great deal. I purchased a new-in-the-box T-mobile branded V40 for 400 dollars. I've owned a few LG devices, the last one before the V40 being my trusty V20. To me the V40 is like the V20 on steroids. It is a terrific device from great data and Wi-Fi connectivity to some of the best camera, video and audio experience ever to be stuffed in a in Android. The 40 ticks the boxes on the Three Fs: Feature-fiiled, Functionality and Fun. The special effects produced by the still and video cameras take your photography experience to a whole new level. You can finally unleash the inner Steven Spielberg/Quentin Tarantino that resides in you. I use my V40 as my daily driver and during the day while I'm out in the field, I'm using my phone for navigation with Goolge Maps or Waze, using Google Assistant voice commands for hands free phone calls, sending/receiving emails, to gain entry into the agency database to access records, messaging browsing news sites, streaming I ❤ Radio when all the commercial breaks on local radio stations becomes too much and so on. Battery life is not an issue for me and I have a good amount of juice at the end of the work day, but I have an AUKEY 3.0 Quick charger in the car on stand by if needed. With the launch of the LG V50, great discounts are sure to be found. The V40 is a quality device chocked full of features. As has often been the case, LG's offerings were overlooked with most of the attention focused on Samsung, Apple and Huawei. The V40 is one of the most underrated phones of 2018/2019. If you ran across this article and comments because you are looking to buy a phone, I suggest you take a good look at the LG V40. You might find yourself having as much fun and satisfaction as I'm having.