Did you know there is a law that allows military members out of their cell phone contract under certain conditions?
Cell phone companies are required by law to let you cancel your cell phone contract if you PCS to an area where your cell phone service doesn't have coverage (including in the US or overseas), or when you deploy over a certain number of days.
Many cell phone providers will also allow you to put your phone into vacation mode if you are deployed and unable to use your phone. Vacation mode policies vary by provider, so be sure to contact them to learn more about your options. And as always, get it in writing - this will help you avoid any costly mistakes, and prevent the company from canceling your phone and dropping your cell phone number!
Here is more information about getting out of your cell phone contract: