Do Verizon iPhones work overseas with prepaid SIM cards?

Episode 981 (2:22:42)

John from New Milford, CT

John wants to know if an unlocked iPhone 5 from Verizon would work when traveling to Europe. Leo says that Verizon is a CDMA carrier, but the iPhone 5 is called a "world phone" because it works with both CDMA and GSM. Verizon set it up so that while CDMA is locked to Verizon, the GSM radio is unlocked for any carrier. One of the chad mods recently went to Japan and it worked great with a prepaid SIM. When traveling, Leo suggests checking out this site first: