I've been waiting a full year now, but I've finally been able to buy the Motorola Defy XT 536 dual band. Figures the same time I can buy it that republic goes open to the public. But oh well. And they fixed the SMS issues over WiFi. So when I get mine in a couple weeks, I should be good to go. The downside to the whole thing is no MMS. But we'll see what we can do for workarounds I suppose.