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List of Many Flip Phones. (No smartphones)
A lot of the descriptions is my opinion.
Feel free to let me know if you differ, or if there is info missing/wrong.
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LG Exalt LTE VN220 – Verizon

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (2g, bad reception)

One of the most popular flip phones. Well-known Brand. No button lag. Overall decent phone.
 No outside screen, awkward shape, very delicate, suffers from durability issues
Not sold anymore. Street price is over $300. Going to be replaced with the LG Wine 2 LTE (Exalt 2 LTE?)

LG Wine LTE (U.S. Cellular)

Can be  koshered: Yes

Same as the LG Exalt LTE but works with ATT 4g. Not compatible with Verizon (small changes  like different massaging app and fm radio) Also not sold. Replaced by the LG Wine 2 LTE

LG Wine 2 LTE (U.S. Cellular)

Compatible Networks; ??

Successor to the LG Wine LTE, this phone added an outside screen (!!!) and an SOS button. Camera was downgraded to 2mp from 5, and lost autofocus (think Kyocera Cadence res).  Screen and body was shrunk a little to make it a little less unwieldly to hold.At the moment only available from U.S. Cellular (midwest US). Probably will show up soon on Verzion (albeit wiith a new name, and higher price tag.)

Kyocera Cadence LTE S2720 & S2720PP

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (2g, bad reception)
PP Version must be unlocked before using with Verizon Postpaid/Other Networks

Overall solid phone by somewhat reputable brand. Has an outer screen to show show who is calling, but lacks video camera & playback. Camera quality could be better. Durability is pretty good. Software update finally fixed some t9 input issues Overall solid kosherable option. Also not sold by Verizon anymore. Street price of about $180

Kyocera DuraXV LTE

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (2g, bad reception)

Similar to Kyocera Cadence above but in a massive, rugged package. And added video playback capability.

Kyocera DuraXV Extreme
MSRP: $240

•   Can be  koshered: Not yet Yes. http://www.kosherfonewireless.com Tag is working on it

Compatible Networks; (Assumed)
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (2g, bad reception)

Successor to the DuraXV above. More rugged, Thicker, Heavier. Now with USB-C!

Kazuna eTalk

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)

A cheap prepaid phone made by a company that has a Chinese website. Can be purchased for under $40 but must be activated in the prepaid network to work. Has poor reviews but seems to be an okay phone/operating system. Sluggish response to key presses. Cheap build quality


Alcatel Go Flip V
MSRP: $99

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)

Slow & buggy Verizon phone. Changes back to ABC instead of T9 every time you create a new message, and no way to add words to t9 dictionary. Button presses take a while to register. Poor Quality. Seems to be a bit better than the competition in the "Easy to buy straight from Verizon" category


Orbic Journey V
MSRP: $99

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)

Another no-name brand with a slow buggy phone. Extremely poor quality. Avoid.


Schok Classic Flip
MSRP: $99 Available at Target

•   Can be  koshered: Yes (Tag-No, Meshimer-Yes)

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (4g),
•   T-Mobile (4g)

A large, highly compatible flip phone from a company that at least looks like its trying. Finally a viable T-Mobile option. Nice display, Impressive camera, and USB-C  docking/charging. Feels laggy and a bit buggy sometimes. A little bit more smatphone-ish than others as it has a, sometimes convoluted , Google Play store and a Virtual Mouse to input touches on apps. Software updates keep improving the phone so there is hope…

NUU Phone

Compatible Networks;
Verizon (4g)
ATT (4g)
T-Mobile (4g)
Flip phone sold koshered on koshercell.org and direct from Wing.
I don’t have any specific info on this product

Alcatel Go Flip ATT  T-MOBILE

Sorry  don’t have exact models all the iterations of these.
Old version- Horrible. Contacts and calling app broken
New Version Go Flip 3- Big improvement
Has Google maps and assistant, will be removed when koshered though.
There is a cricket version that was advertised on Dansdeals.com already koshered on ebay for $60 seems to be okay.

Coolpad Snap
4g Sprint Flip Phone. Bad Phone. Can’t be koshered

ZTE Cymbal
Different versions for Verizon prepaid and T-Mobile. Phone is Okay, Can’t be koshered, But available to buy already kosher in Lakewood.


Other niche options you may want to look into
Light phone ii $350 E-ink phone   https://www.thelightphone.com
Punkt MP02                                https://www.punkt.ch/en/products/mp02-4g-mobile-phone/

In Short (for most people)

Verizon- Buy the Kyocera Cadence
ATT- Schok /Alcatel Go Flip 3/Kyocera Cadence
T-Mobile- Schok /Alcatel Go Flip 3/
Sprint- Get a new service. You’re getting cheap service without a device to use it on


Why is there so many garbage phones?
Why are the big brands reluctant to make decent phones?
Why did LG and Kyocera stop making such popular devices? 
Did Verizon ask for cheaper phones to make them more accessible? To make an even bigger profit?
And why can’t we get some normal phones like the old 3g devices? LG Revere, Samsung Gusto, etc. Durable, solid, reliable, NO BUGS! Maybe even… dare I ask for… a qwerty keyboard!
Why do people use sprint if there’s no phones?
What will happen to all the active old sprint 3g devices after T-Mobile/Sprint merger?

Full Disclosure: I currently use an LG OCTANE 3g Verizon Keyboard Phone and I love it. That’s gonna have to change by the end of 2020… but if you put things into perspective, that’s AFTER the November elections. Who knows if Trump will even be president?

I would love if someone knows the answers to some of these questions.

« Last edited by how on September 11, 2020, 11:38:16 AM »

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #120 on: January 10, 2018, 02:02:01 AM »
Where on XDA do you see that anyone had success installing any apps?!

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« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2018, 02:14:10 AM »
Where on XDA do you see that anyone had success installing any apps?!
No one has been successful, They're all hitting a roadblock.

But it may eventually pan out

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #122 on: January 11, 2018, 06:47:22 PM »
Where on XDA do you see that anyone had success installing any apps?!

In the thread I posted the link to- the second post in the thread user jfn0802 said they'd been using adb to sideload apps. But they haven't been online since like October... Everyone else I've seen is running into INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_INCONSISTENT_CERTIFICATES, as am I.

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« Reply #123 on: January 11, 2018, 07:07:30 PM »
No one has been successful, They're all hitting a roadblock.

But it may will eventually pan out. Though by that time we might be on to the next device.
FTFY.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #124 on: January 15, 2018, 09:31:55 PM »
Anybody have any recommendations for a flip phone besides the Alcatel go flip that will work with T-Mobile's 4G network? Tia

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #125 on: January 15, 2018, 10:22:07 PM »
Anybody have any recommendations for a flip phone besides the Alcatel go flip that will work with T-Mobile's 4G network? Tia
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #126 on: January 15, 2018, 11:24:40 PM »
Does the Samsung new flip smartphone work on VZW?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #127 on: January 16, 2018, 06:49:29 AM »
Does the Samsung new flip smartphone work on VZW?
Definitely not. Samsung's folder phones are not made for the US, and there's no Asian market phone that works on VZW.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #128 on: January 16, 2018, 08:37:35 PM »
Definitely not. Samsung's folder phones are not made for the US, and there's no Asian market phone that works on VZW.
How about the Lenovo Flip phone?

Lenovo A588T Elders/Business Vertical Flip Smart Phone Android 4.4 GSM 4 inch TFT Screen ROM 4GB MTK6582M Quad Core 5MP Camera Dual SIM
 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RBOTIKG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kJQxAbGGF94W8

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #129 on: January 16, 2018, 08:38:50 PM »
Are there any Smartphone flip phones that have a qwerty keyboards ( Android, Windows, etc.)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #130 on: January 17, 2018, 07:25:53 AM »
How about the Lenovo Flip phone?

Lenovo A588T Elders/Business Vertical Flip Smart Phone Android 4.4 GSM 4 inch TFT Screen ROM 4GB MTK6582M Quad Core 5MP Camera Dual SIM
 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RBOTIKG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kJQxAbGGF94W8
Even more definite... Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi and the like never made a phone compatible with Verizon. (besides the fact that this model is very old running Android 4.4.)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #131 on: January 18, 2018, 06:37:13 PM »
Is there any functioning (google or 3rd party) google voice app for blackberry os 6-7?
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« Reply #132 on: January 19, 2018, 08:29:22 AM »
Is there any functioning (google or 3rd party) google voice app for blackberry os 6-7?
If there's any SIP softphone app that works on it, you should be able to get it to work using simonics.com
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #133 on: January 19, 2018, 09:04:41 AM »
If there's any SIP softphone app that works on it, you should be able to get it to work using simonics.com
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #134 on: January 31, 2018, 07:38:39 PM »
I'm looking for a good old flip (dumb) phone for every day use.

I was always a Nokia fan. What would you guys recommend?