I was doing some research about the Samsung Galaxy Tab today and found out there’s a thriving business hacking it to work with Boost Mobile’s prepaid data plan. If the prices are to be believed, the monthly data plan is just $11/month!
Here’s one link: Samsung Galaxy Tab Boost Mobile Unlimited 3G Only $11/Month
Here’s a Craigslist ad: White Samsung Galaxy Tab (BOOST CDMA) NIB – $500 (Parkchester)
And here’s a very convincing — but very annoying, so stick with it — YouTube video showing the same cell number on the Tab as well as his Boost Mobile cellphone:
I don’t know how this is accomplished. From what I understand, Samsung has updated the firmware with signed/protected bootloaders. Plus, this is the first time I’ve encountered hacking a tablet for prepaid data service. I wish Sprint offered prepaid data service for the Galaxy Tab!
If anyone has a Samsung Galaxy Tab jacked to work with Boost Mobile, leave a Comment about how that’s been working out for you and if there are any gotchas.
Would this even be possible with MetroPCS?