Though I have made credit mistakes in the past (stupidity, divorce, etc.), I am finally financially able to afford the iPhone and the somewhat higher AT&T service plan. I had Cingular in the past, and they required a $75 deposit from me. Whatever. Had service until contract was finished, switched providers, now I want to switch back. HOWEVER... They want a $750(!) deposit from me for service with them again (baffling, as my credit has only improved since then... I guess it has something to do with AT&T taking over). I find this absolutely ridiculous, so I am looking for some less expensive answers. Is it true there is a prepaid option (like T-Mobile's FlexPay) if you don't pass credit check when activating with iTunes? If you have had this problem, what did you do to get your iPhone?