Poor Sprint. It probably thought it would have a killer deal if it cut the price of the LG G6 in half forv Memorial Day, since not many people can turn down a $300 flagship phone. But unfortunately, the one thing better than a 50% off deal is the 65% off that Best Buy is offering on the Verizon version of the G6.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that Best Buy is deliberately trolling Sprint here. The deal that Sprint is offering is undeniably great: $14.75 payments every month for 24 months, for a total device price of $360. (Monthly payments are common, as it ties you to the carrier for two years.)

Best Buy’s offer is nearly identical, but just a little bit better. If you go to Best Buy, you can get a Sprint-locked device for $19.99 per month, a little more than from Sprint direct. But Best Buy will sell you a Verizon LG G6 for $11.99 a month, comfortably undercutting the Sprint pricing.

Granted, Verizon’s data plans are more expensive than Sprint’s, so you’ll probably end up paying more on your bill overall. But you’ll also get a faster and more reliable service, so it’s a wash, especially if you’re only adding one service line, where Sprint’s only barely cheaper than Verizon.

Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.