T Mobile: New England and Las Vegas MetroPCS units shut down on July 1st

T Mobile is letting CDMA Metro PCS users that some will be shut down soon. The network in Las Vegas and New England will shut down on July 1st and users should take action before they remain without a mobile provider.

T Mobile store, source Matthew Stevens/ Flickr
T Mobile store, source Matthew Stevens/ Flickr

A new network will require a new device as well and T Mobile and Metro PCS is swapping CMDA devices for GSM ones. Some examples are customers moving from LG Connect to LG Optimus F6 or from LG Motion to Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. The swap will be free of charge as customers will get instant upgrade credit.

MetroPCS offers a few details regarding the options you can choose from and customers should visit the closest Metro PCS store and bring their current device with them. Exclusive dealers are the only ones where you can change your device for a more updated one.

Linux shell

Adding extra Swap to Linux

On one of my servers I needed extra swap space because the datacenter screwed up the partitioning and I didn’t have time to reimage the machine. so an easy way to add swap after partitioning is just to add it via a new file on any partition.

lets say you want to add 8GB of swap in a file called swapfile based in /

# generate empty swap file
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=8192k
# make the file into swap ready file
sudo mkswap /swapfile
# enable swap on said file so the OS / kernel knows about it
sudo swapon /swapfile
#list enabled swap
swapon -s

This will last till a reboot, so you need to add it to /etc/fstab.  type :

sudo nano /etc/fstab

add at the bottom :

/swapfile       none           swap    sw      0       0

and you are done 🙂