A bombshell announcement this morning from Verizon Wireless could shake up the industry.Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon ( VZ) and Vodafone ( VOD), is known for charging some of the highest rates in the U.S. for its wireless services. Now it has decided to shock the industry and begin offering flat-rate, all-you-can-talk plans. Prices begin at $99.99 a month. Heralded in full-color, full page newspaper ads, Verizon Wireless is now offering one-price, unlimited calling plans to new subscribers. The new "Truly Unlimited Calling" plans boast:
- Unlimited, anytime minutes to anyone in the U.S., even when calling another network or landline.
- Talk as much as you want.
- Mobile Web 2.0 (HTML) browsing.
- No domestic roaming or long distance charges.