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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.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1410 on: April 05, 2021, 02:12:49 AM »
Quite possibly.
What do you lose by trying?
Don't have a Cricket sim, been experimenting with a freinds sim card who's ready to kill me each time I try a new phone, and it swaps service to the new phone. He's using a Kyocera Cadence with 2-3g(cricket/at&t), they supposedly stopped supporting that device, so he needs to call in to reactivate his sim on that phone.
 Truth be told I'm trying to find him a decent new device he can use with his cricket service. But not quite successful.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1411 on: April 05, 2021, 02:24:56 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-05/one-time-pioneer-lg-electronics-to-close-smartphone-business
Interesting.
 They definitely took the market by a landslide when it came to basic flip phones.

 Wonder if they're going to give the knowledge to another phone manufacturer to be able to continue with what they were successful in, in essence sell the machinery and etc.

 But back to business @ExGingi  which stocks should I be investing in because of this move?  :)
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1412 on: April 05, 2021, 05:25:07 PM »
My wife has the Sonim xp3 its great a little bulky but doesn't break when your kids get a hold of it
I have that phone also. Its a great phone and you can put many apps on it.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1413 on: April 05, 2021, 05:33:03 PM »
And did it work? Or it's a new thing that they require HD?
Worked but switched to 3g during phone calls.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1414 on: April 05, 2021, 05:37:51 PM »
Am I the only one around who wants to ditch my smartphone?

I have a computer at work, and aside from needing my contacts and calendar events alerts every now and then, I don't want anything else in my pocket.

Does anyone know of a flip phone that can manually import calendar events from CSV?
Sonim XP3

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1415 on: April 05, 2021, 05:43:45 PM »
I havent been folowing this thread for a while, i have a 3g sprint phone but the service is so bad im giving up. What is the best option for t-mobile/sprint, it seems like the sonim xp3 from sprint or alcatel smartflip on tmobile. I dont need much, kosher-able (no browser) and a quick response from the keys. Putting apps on like maps etc would be a plus but not a must.
Go for the Sonim XP3. You can get apps on there. The Acatal is junk.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1416 on: April 05, 2021, 05:46:50 PM »
Can i put other apps on? The site apps4flip doesnt say which phone will work with their apps, do they all work?
All the apps from apps for flip will work plus many more apps. IF you want a different app go to https://apkpure.com/ downloads the app you want and out it on using webadb. (Not all apps will work, but many will)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1417 on: April 05, 2021, 08:53:49 PM »
The only (minor) issue I have with the Xp3 is I can't get WiFi calling to work, I get stuck in the zip field with no way out

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1418 on: April 05, 2021, 11:13:04 PM »
The only (minor) issue I have with the Xp3 is I can't get WiFi calling to work, I get stuck in the zip field with no way out
Did you try updating the software?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1419 on: April 05, 2021, 11:14:28 PM »
I ordered the sonim XP3 it should be coming tomorrow. Do i need a sim, until now i have never used a sim card because sprint basic phones never had, (except for my 1 week tryout with the alcatel,) even in phones that had a sim slot it wasnt necessary. If I need a sim can i get it in store or do i need to order it?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1420 on: April 05, 2021, 11:19:57 PM »
Did you try updating the software?
Yes I contacted them multiple times they sent me videos but nothing worked

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1421 on: April 05, 2021, 11:20:55 PM »
Did you try updating the software?
You tried entering a zip and you were able to continue?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1422 on: April 06, 2021, 10:15:10 AM »
Michael Kay bringing back the flip phone.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1423 on: April 06, 2021, 04:15:59 PM »
I just got the sonim xp3, had to go to the sprint tmobile store for the sim but they had the sim (as opposed to the alcatel which they had to special order the sim). So far seems to work well, importing contacts was very easy, and the t9 keyboard is very good and predictive. So far so good

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1424 on: April 07, 2021, 07:23:16 PM »
Has anyone tried any of these Nokia phones? I've been seeing them around recently, and they seem to be a little cheaper. I'm looking for a cheap phone for my brother, his alcatel stinks. I need at&t network. Willing to hear any ideas for cheap phones. Needs to be 4g.