Issues with this:
I don't live in Europe, Russia, China, or anywhere else on the planet.
I don't need it unlocked (which is usually more expensive here), because the phones I buy are cheap, and thus no real hardship to replace on the rare occasions I decide to jump ship (perhaps 3 times in the last 10 years).
It is already easy to move to a different carrier and take my number with me. Cell networks don't "own" numbers here anymore. Haven't for a long time.There are enough of us that my family actually has 2 plans (with different carriers) and we've switched carriers several times with at least 3 different numbers that I'm aware of..
I don't use my "phone" for talking, for the most part, but as a mobile internet device. It is now the exact midpoint of the month, and I'm (personally, not counting anyone else on the plan) at 2.4GB of data usage. I have multiple teenage girls on my plan too. Some bare-bones setup with 3GB a month would not be sufficient. If it was, I suspect they'd be available, but it isn't.
All of this has exactly 0 to do with my point about the availability of that manufacturer's devices for purchase in the US (again, they are not). If you feel personal ire toward a US cell carrier, that's certainly your prerogative. But kindly direct it in appropriate threads.