The Motorola DROID 4, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID RAZR, and the HTC Rezound were previously rumored to feature global capabilities in the near future in order to be used overseas. Earlier today, Verizon Wireless confirmed the recent speculation to the public by issuing a statement saying the four devices would receive an OTA upgrade and then voice services will be available in over 220 countries with data being available in over 205 countries.
The benefits of being able to operate overseas means you can travel overseas with your smartphone — assuming a global roaming service is added prior to leaving the country. In addition, the four devices are 4G LTE capable, therefore they come with SIM cards built-in and the SIM cards are already unlocked. Verizon Wireless customers who own these phones can simply purchase a prepaid SIM card and pop it in while traveling as a second method.
The timeframe for the DROID 4, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID RAZR, and the Rezound is simply in the Summer. Hopefully, Verizon will release the OTA update sooner, rather than later.