It is early February and I was at a store near where I live in Camarillo CA. The Assurance Wireless rep was there, it was the same place where I got the first phone and signed up for Assurance Wireless.
BUT this time, he was showing 2 new phones. ANS L50APB, and Wiko ANSC 210APB.
The ANS L50 was a larger phone than the UL40. Talking to him, he said that they were now offering these phones because of all the problems they had with the UL40.
I think the ANSC 210APB is probably an upgraded phone that will cost you extra, I didn't have time to question him.
What is interesting is that ANS UL40 go for around $23 on Ebay, and the L50 is about $28 on Ebay. Both are used.
I could not find information on the L50 reliability, and the L50 I had in my hand had a bigger screen, but the spec's say it is also a 4" screen. Maybe the designation APB has something to do with it.
So it looks like there is another model ANS phone out there.