Advice? For now, ANY best custom phones in US?

Thank you Johan. I am.on a verizon prepaid plan. Looking for something cost efficient to tide me over. From what I read… I can buy the 5x 32GB unlocked and get the carrier to send or give me a nano sim. Then the phone will work well enough (provided I can avoid the bootlooder loop problem).

Sounds like it is my best alternative… even if I do not change the OS. Yet if I want to change the OS… this would be a great phone to ‘dip my toe in the pool’ and see what can be done.

Little risk financially, with no better options available at this moment, considering I am in a Verizon only area, paying month to month.

Sound about right?
And thank you.