This is awesome. From Jeff Benjamin:
I did reach out to Verizon via phone, and they confirmed to me that the phone was unlocked, and that I could use it with another SIM, even though I’m under contract, and just signed on as a customer today. That’s great news for travelers, and a big win for customers. Let’s just hope things stay this way.
I held off posting about this yesterday, but now it seems this is intentional and won’t be changed. This is how it should be, way to go Verizon, glad I switched now.