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Because of wireless service costs plummeting in the last year, and as mobile Phones are increasingly common, many people now using their mobile phones To make calls across a wide region at night and on weekends, when numerous Wireless companies provide unlimited airtime for a relatively small monthly fee.

A. Because of wireless service costs plummeting in the last year, and as Mobile phones are increasingly common, many people.
B. As the cost of wireless service plummeted in the last year and as mobile Phones became increasingly common, many people.
C. In the last year, with the cost of wireless service plummeting, and mobile Phones have become increasingly common, there are many people.
D. With the cost of wireless service plummeting in the last year and mobile Phones becoming increasingly common, many people are
E. While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year and Mobile phones are increasingly common, many people are.
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21 Oct 2006, 17:33
D.

With the cost of wireless service plummeting in the last year and mobile Phones becoming increasingly common, many people are now using their mobile phones To make calls across a wide region at night and on weekends, when numerous Wireless companies provide unlimited airtime for a relatively small monthly fee.
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21 Oct 2006, 20:12
Because of is generally a NO-NO in GMAT ....So the original takes a beating here.

We need a cause and effect solution here which is D
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21 Oct 2006, 21:00
"are" is needed. So it is D or E.

"while" in E proposes contrast, which is not necessary.

Hence D
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22 Oct 2006, 21:31
Straight D.
B would be a close contender if it ended with are
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23 Oct 2006, 11:17
Should be E.
We need "while" here as both events are occuring at same time.
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23 Oct 2006, 13:35
GMAT generally doesn't like With + Object + ~ ing

What about E ?

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23 Oct 2006, 13:44
"are" is needed. So it is (D) or (E)
Should be (D)
Again (E) is not correct because of the Verb Tense. Incase of (E) "has plumetted" is "Present Perfect" .Hence "are" is incorrect usage here.
In (D) "plumetting", "becoming" are "Present Progressive Tense" Hence the verb "are" is parallel with this.
23 Oct 2006, 13:44
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