Yep, Verizon confirmed the SIM is only for 4G, and that voice and messages are still CDMA. So, this phone isn't worth a crap abroad. I think I will still get it, but just know that unless the country you are going to has 4G, this phone simply wont work outside of America.
Samsung Galaxy SII I9100 mobile from Vodafone (UK Edition) running on the AT&T network in the USA
Currently running NeatRom Lite 4.3 & Jeboo 2.1+ kerenel
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi only (USA Edition)
*retired* Rooted Motorola Droid X on Verizon