Agree that Motorola's strategy was bad. From my point of view they made no effort in year one, with buying the phone off Amazon just about the only option. Year 2 they finally partnered with a carrier but they also offered finance in the USA for buying the phone outright and did not in the UK. And year 3 they dropped the carrier again whilst reducing the availability of the phones and mods. I've been waiting eagerly for it since 2 years before they first launched this phone. The idea is the best one out there, but their execution has always been p*ss poor in the UK. The whole reason I've wanted this phone since 2016 was for the battery mod (which is now impossible to find in the UK, nearest I can find is in Chicago for more than £80) so I can play Pokemon Go un-tethered. So the suggestion to "just get a battery pack" is not ideal and goes against the whole idea of this phone.
There's still a lot of good ideas, but as suggested Motorola hasn't done a good enough job with this phone's promotion and availability.
p.s. if the author can suggest where he saw any of the battery mods for £25 I'd snap them up.