I guess the specifics of my question were: you have a Librem 5 USA, what modem is in it? (such as might be revealed using the modem
I take it from your comment though that the answer will be BM818-xx and that therefore the Purism Librem 5 USA order page is wrong in saying that the modem is the PLS8.
There are certainly benefits to that. For example, while I am happy with the BM818-T1 in my own country, if I ever got to go overseas, the simplicity of one-modem-to-rule-them-all is appealing. It is also simplicity for Purism.
If I were heading overseas, I might even be tempted to buy a second modem from Purism (one that, like the EG25-G, is global) and install it before heading off.
The PLS8 is also theoretically slower (Cat 3, 100 Mbps) than either the BM818 or the EG25-G (Cat 4, 150 Mbps). However I would be pretty happy with 100 Mbps on any phone. LOL.
The other side of the coin is that if you are dead set on getting a ‘safer’, western, USA Edition then you probably do want the PLS8 rather than the BM818.
… which with the advent of VoLTE will be more troublesome.
Yes, that is correct.