Seriously? Did you miss the post right before yours? You realize you are in the Verizon forum right? You know that these "pledges" were for root, which was achieved nearly a year ago, when international devices were not available - let alone for the prices they go for now?
As a rule of thumb; Don't "easily" buy an international carrier-unlocked phone, without verifying the bands are compatible with your carrier.
I don't know if I have any authority for such a request, but if so I would like to request this thread be closed. I think its clearly run its course, achieved its goal, and now has overall brought in too much troll behavior. With the new wave of phones around the corner, this will only become dated anyhow. If someone would like to open a separate thread for LP, or for unlocking, by all means. I very much appreciate the help, the mods, and to those who contributed positively to the thread.