I was browsing around the ATT store today for giggles, and in the iPhone section it states: "Whether you are a new customer, current AT&T customer, or purchasing iPhone as a gift, an industry-standard credit check will be run at the time of activation through iTunes. If you or the recipient does not qualify, there will be an option to activate iPhone using a GoPhone (prepaid) plan. GoPhone plans enable all of the same features as the standard plans." So how is it that people with bad credit get out of signing a 2 year contract and can activate the phone with a GoPhone plan? Which basically has the same features of a regular plan as far as unlimited data goes. It just doesn't make sense that people would be "rewarded" for having bad credit!