The secret of what unlocked means
Ok, so I just moved back to Canada after living in Florida for about three years.
I called Verizon to get my phone unlocked, which they did and Verizon gave me the unlocking code, in the hopes that I would switch to one of the Canadian carriers, i.e. Telus, Bell Mobility or Rogers. Apparently what unlocked means is the ability to use your phone overseas, not your data plan and not in North America. So, my options now are to keep my Florida area code and pay the additional charge for a North American plan or get a new Storm 2 with Bell or Telus and a two year contract.
So beware, unlocked doesn't mean what you think it does.