This is how the phone scoop bulletin appeared. Today Verizon Wireless announced a new calling plan that includes unlimited text, picture, video and instant messaging. The plan, called America's Choice Select, starts at $59.95 with 450 daytime minutes. This represents a $20 premium over Verizon's basic calling plans. Users who select the new plan will be able to send unlimited messages to any network in the U.S. Verizon Wireless subscribers who do not select a messaging plan will continue to pay 15 cents for text messages and 25 cents for video and picture messages. Update: Verizon has eliminated the $5 messaging bundle from its offering. The cheapest bucket of messages available now starts at $10 per month. The trend of introducing unlimited messaging plans shows that messaging is becoming commoditized in the U.S. market. This is complete news to me that we eliminated the $5 messaging bundle considering that I just sold 3 of them today. Actually, the company has absolutely no plans to remove the $5 messaging bundle. I'm still waiting for the retraction from phone scoop.