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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 Classic Flip L125 – Tracfone (DDF Topic)

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Tracfone (and all Tracfone carrier, like: Net10, Total Wireless, Wing and possibly more)

Koshering services;
•   http://kosherlgclassic.com/ (Talk Only $24.99 or Custom $29.99, strong)
•   http://filterlg.com/ (free, strong, but has limitation READ INSTRUCTIONS)
•   https://www.apps4flip.com/lgclassicflip/ (Remove apps with ADB, no reset protection)
•   Tag, Geder, and Meshumer locations can install a block as well

Probably the best quality phone from all the cheap (you can get it for like $30) phones, but the big limitation is that it's carrier locked to Tracfone carriers and cannot be used with normal Verizon plans or other Verizon NVNOs, Until it has active service for a year.

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 messaging 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 Jojo202 on December 16, 2020, 02:16:25 PM »

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #135 on: February 01, 2018, 03:35:52 AM »
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?
Are you carrier specific?
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« Reply #136 on: February 01, 2018, 08:36:25 AM »
Are you carrier specific?
I thought I wrote unlocked but I see I forgot to write that.

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« Reply #137 on: February 01, 2018, 09:15:49 AM »
I thought I wrote unlocked but I see I forgot to write that.
Unlocked is not enough information. An iPhone, or a Pixel works on all currently available networks or bands. I don't think that a flip phone exists which could work on any network. Once you know the network ,you can figure out what works. (Or do you also need it to work in the UK or other countries).
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #138 on: February 01, 2018, 06:20:12 PM »
Unlocked is not enough information. An iPhone, or a Pixel works on all currently available networks or bands. I don't think that a flip phone exists which could work on any network. Once you know the network ,you can figure out what works. (Or do you also need it to work in the UK or other countries).
I guess you're right (trying to get into the minds of people 15 years ago).
Right now I'm on Cricket (AT&T). If it can work in the UK and other countries on unspecified networks that would be great but I don't expect to find that.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #139 on: February 01, 2018, 06:22:24 PM »

I guess you're right (trying to get into the minds of people 15 years ago).
Right now I'm on Cricket (AT&T). If it can work in the UK and other countries on unspecified networks that would be great but I don't expect to find that.
So for AT&T network you need something that works on their 3G bands.

First try to see what AT&T offers.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #140 on: February 01, 2018, 06:27:05 PM »
I guess you're right (trying to get into the minds of people 15 years ago).
Right now I'm on Cricket (AT&T). If it can work in the UK and other countries on unspecified networks that would be great but I don't expect to find that.
Lg A380 is a good phone,
Or you can try the ZTE Z320.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #141 on: February 09, 2018, 09:04:25 AM »
In Miami now with the Samsung Folder 2 and surprisingly 4G is working! Does it make sense AT&T has different bands here than in NY? Considering moving to Miami...
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« Reply #142 on: February 09, 2018, 11:24:16 AM »
In Miami now with the Samsung Folder 2 and surprisingly 4G is working! Does it make sense AT&T has different bands here than in NY? Considering moving to Miami...
Wrong thread. Need to post in pros and cons of where you live.  :)
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #143 on: February 11, 2018, 09:20:29 AM »
In Miami now with the Samsung Folder 2 and surprisingly 4G is working! Does it make sense AT&T has different bands here than in NY? Considering moving to Miami...
Yes, makes sense.
(Or maybe your getting signals from Cuba   )

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« Reply #146 on: March 03, 2018, 08:21:55 PM »
$250 ($400) for a simple phone wondering who will buy it
The kosher smartphones ain't that much cheaper...

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« Reply #147 on: March 07, 2018, 12:28:51 PM »
LG VN220 lte from verizon is a high quality flip phone

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« Reply #148 on: March 07, 2018, 12:40:54 PM »
LG VN220 lte from verizon is a high quality flip phone
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« Reply #149 on: March 07, 2018, 09:02:59 PM »
LG VN220 lte from verizon is a high quality flip phone
TERRIBLE battery life (especially when used as Hotspot), and despite running a crippled version of Android, won't sync contacts with Google account. Luckily Verizon has Message+ which allows me to text from other devices.

Oh do I wish for a flip phone with Apple build quality (and universal GSM and LTE band compatibility). Despite it's shortcomings, the ability to have a lightweight phone that can be operated with one hand, without having two eyes on it for dialing, and with good tactile feedback, is just difficult to give up.
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