Ok, first want to preface this by saying, if I get angry, rant,, or frustrated don't take it as a reflection on you personally. I know Verizon and you are two different entities and employees just work for Verizon.
That being said I'll type the background here for your situational knowledge.
I've been to Korea twice with Verizon (three altogether) for a year each time. Korea only uses GSM that much I do know. Both times Verizon reps citing "Vodafone" straight LIED to me and said if they globally unlocked my CDMA phone it would work overseas. I signed up for more service, had my phone unlocked, got to Korea, and had a phone that didn't work FOR A WHOLE YEAR! I HATE Verizon! I hate that because of the reps deceitful practices I've been beholden to that Company for a very long time.
My family had just finished migrating to all Apple products when Apple release iOS 7 and screwed up my wife and my Son's iPhones. Those phones were out of warranty but I'm angry at Apple too (long story). Because those phones are messed up I have to spend $800 anyway so I'm taking this opportunity.......
Now, to be direct. Once & twice shame on you. Three times shame on me. Not to be three times the fool, I'm slated to go to Korea again for a year. I'm military and just came down on orders. Anyway, I'm planning on migrating from Verizon finally. I've already made the decision. I'm buying a factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy since I'm also migrating from Apple.
So I have some questions.....
1. Will a factory unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy S4 work on Verizon so I can finish my contract with them?
2. If a factory unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy S4 will work on Verizon, I'm transitioning from an Apple iPhone 4S. Do I have to visit the Apple store for any programming to get my number to it or will switching the SIM card from one to the other work for the phone number?
3. Assuming a factory unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy S4 will work on Verizon, will making that switch lock it to Verizon only networks mandating my call to Verizon to get the Sim slot internationally unlocked again so I can get KT (Korea Telecom) in Korea.
I know Verizon is primarily CDMA (not GSM) that's why I am asking most of these questions.
I already had a Verizon Corporate Store rep (Killeen near Stan Schlueter off Hwy 190) lie to me and tell me the only way to unlock my iPhone (before the iOS 7 debacle) was by using a Verizon global Sim. Notice I said LIE that's all the experience I have with Verizon reps! Please prove me wrong now because if you do I'll know through my research. That store is the store that took our unlimited data away also this last upgrade.
I'm already leaving Verizon period, forever, the questions only dictate how long before I finish migrating my family. I can send you what ever information you'd like, just ask. If this will not work I will pay the early termination fee since Verizon has put a very bad taste in my mouth.