I was told by Verizon Global Support yesterday that I can roam in Europe (or anywhere in GSM-land) because the Verizon iPhone 5 is GSM-capable. I then heard from a techie friend that this GSM capability is going to be closed by Apple with a software SIM.
Does anyone have any information on whether we can roam in GSM-land with our Phone 5's?
In the US, you will be locked to your own carrier, with the exception if you are using a foreign SIM card and are roaming with this SIM card in the US. Using your Verizon SIM in the US, though would be more cost effective than using a foreign SIM to "roam" on another carrier.
You will be able to use a foreign SIM card throughout Europe in "GSM-land" more cost effective than using your Verizon SIM card in Europe as you would be paying local rates rather than Verizon's internation roaming rates.