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When telecom companies, used to reporting several million ne

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

When telecom companies, used to reporting several million new customers in a month, do the opposite and report a
sharp fall in that number, you know that the country’s most dynamic industry has entered a new, more troubled
phase. However, this statistic may not necessarily be as much of a cause for concern as it looks because
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A) mobile phone companies have huge cash reserves so they will not face the problem of cash flow for a few months
at least
B) inflated claims about new customer acquisition have been very much a part of the telecom industry story so far
C) the sales of mobile phone handsets haven’t fallen down appreciably
D) other competitors have not entered the market in huge numbers
E) mobile phone companies are making huge investments in widening their network coverage.

I don't really agree with OA , will explain in the comments Why.

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New post 04 Aug 2014, 01:27
@carcass.. i Misread "a sharp decline in that number"r as a sharp decline in the number of the customers of the telecom company. Blimey.. :P

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I did not get what 'that number' refers to?

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I did not get what 'that number' refers to?

hi ssriva2 "the number" refers to the number of customers and to get a better understanding of the question consider this question as a weakening type(although it is not but for ease of understanding you can consider that). now which answer choice will weaken the argument most will give you the answer. i.e if the companies have shown inflated number of customers than a setback will not concern to them to that degree.


hope it helps.

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