BlackBerry 'Outraged' Over T-Mobile Promotion
Top message: They can't be serious lol. by newjerseybrotha
Replying to: Ah by Yama Gama
No, I seriously doubt this is legal.
Imagine if you walked into a Burger King and encountered a sign announcing that if you want to buy Coca Cola, that you should really get a Dr Pepper instead....and imagine they did this while still being contractually obligated to sell Coke products and while receiving money from Coca Cola to market Coke.....'oh sure, we're not going to take Coke off the menu, it's still technically there, we're just going to tell anyone who tries to order one that they can't have it'
Would Burger King be fulfilling its legal obligation to Coke if they did that?
Sure, everyone agrees that Burger King can sell whatever they want, but if they don't want to sell Coke anymore they have to wait for the contract with Coke to expire and then refuse to sign a new one, they can't have a contract with Coke to push Coke products and then turn around and refuse to actually sell Coke to customers....
And that is what T-Mobile is doing here.
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