Hello all, I am a student who has just land on the USA. I am gonna stay here for 8 months as an exchange student studding abroad. I pretend to buy an iPhone 3GS with a 2 years contract with AT&T and break the contract after 8 months (when I am going back to my home country) and pay the Early Termination Fee (175$ - (8x5) = 135$) I was today on an AT&T store, and when I was about to buy the iPhone they check my SSN and they realize that I haven't any credit history (obviously, because this is my first time on the USA), so, they asked me for a 500$ deposit refundable after a year. At that moment I told them that I was planning to break the contract after 8 months because of my exchange student circumstances and I asked them if I will receive my deposit back even I break the contract and pay the ETF. They answer that they will give me back the deposit minus the ETF, so I will get my deposit back. The point is that I am not sure that they will give me back my 500$ deposit if I break the contract before a year. They told me "yes" today, but they can tell me "no" after 8 months. I have neither see that written on the AT&T website.. Thank you in advance.