I'm so new to this I don't even know where to begin. I apologize in advance if my questions are really dumb. I live in the states. I have a Droid HD Maxx and I'm on VZ right now. 2-yr contract finished. I'm moving to Japan around the end of August, and I'll be there for 10-11 months. A very kind friend purchased a factory unlocked iPhone 6 for me from Apple, to use abroad (and because she's sick of my flaky phone.) The idea was to buy a sim card here and pay month-to-month, then buy a SIM card in Japan to use in the iPhone and go with a local plan there. I'm lost though, because the guys at VZ told me the phone won't work with VZ because it's GSM. Then I read online that GSM phones don't work in Japan. And now I'm like aack and trying to make sense of it all but I'm in way over my head. But I read the back of the phone's packaging and it states: Supports: CDMA, GSM, TD-SCDMA, UMTS and LTE (FDD and TD) cellular technologies. What do I do? Do I need to switch to AT&T? Will this phone really not work in Japan? Please help! Any advice is greatly appreciated.