I too couldnt pass up this deal and tried to sign up for service through the Corporate Perks program that I'm a part of. I experienced the same thing except they wanted $100 from me. I almost paid it and then I thought I've been with Verizon for 5 years and before that Spring for 8 years neither one ever asked for a deposit. They couldnt tell me what in my credit prompted them to ask for the deposit so I had them cancel the order. Just seemed weird to me I dont know if maybe its because we both went through the corporate discount sites or what. Now I'm just going to wait for the HTC One or Sony Xperia Z before I even think about another carrier.