Is Verizon's iPhone 5 still unlocked?

Help, Apple people! I am getting an unlocked iPhone 5. For reasons obvious, I am interested in the Verizon version, given its ability to function on GSM networks. When I asked in store, the talented representative at Verizon said that it wasn't unlocked (even if purchased off contract), and I'd need to wait 6 months. Is this true? Hopefully it is unlocked...

Help!