I live in Canada, and travel frequently. I've been wanting to buy a global phone with full keyboard, and the options are limited. I recently discovered a Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II was made for Verizon that has most of the features I want. I can get it from Best Buy or eBay, but I it is still a Verizon phone. I would gladly be a Verizon customer if I lived in the States, but that's not an option either.
If I bought such a phone would I be able to register it in Canada? What would be involved? (I understand with CDMA it's not strictly a matter of having it "unlocked" as it is with GSM, but I would also want the GSM to be "unlocked" for use in Europe and Latin America.) What sort of permission is required and where does the programming have to be done?