From a classic Pha post on TechCrunch, commenter Chuck Watson alerts us of the following:
Super Secret Insider News –
AT&T has decided to lower their credit score requirements for the first several days of the iPhone 3G sales. They want to get it into the hands of EVERYBODY they can. So if credit has been an issue for you in the past it may be worth the try this time around.
Could it be true? AT&T has had a pretty strict policy for deadbeats with low credit scores. I can definitely see the company looking the other way for a few weeks to reel in new iPhone 3G customers.