I've satisfied myself that my US Verizon N3 is not carrier-locked in the US by successfully installing (here in the US) a ATT sim with Straight Talk. But I can't test whether it'll work in Europe with a European sim without going there, which I'll do for a couple of months in the Fall. I'd like to have some confidence that I'll be able to pop in a Vodafone or DT sim and have it work for voice and data when I get there --- have we REALLY decided if the US phones are region-unlocked, or not? (For what it's worth, my box DID NOT have the dreaded "USA only" sticker on it.) I'd sure like to avoid the expensive Verizon Global plans, if possible.