Topic Wiki

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.
Please like if this helps you.
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.

You can get a great plan for a great price for under $20-$30 for 8 months+, click here for more info.

« Last edited by myi on February 16, 2021, 02:19:35 AM »

Author Topic: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE  (Read 161056 times)

Offline TzviR

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Sep 2020
  • Posts: 291
  • Total likes: 327
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Fl
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1540 on: June 03, 2021, 02:29:19 PM »
Got it. I already have a rewards account but have not yet been able to redeem any points. Doesn't work when I try :(
Has it been 2 months since you created it?

Offline etech0

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 12104
  • Total likes: 2156
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: not lakewood
  • Programs: DDF
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1541 on: June 03, 2021, 02:30:31 PM »
Has it been 2 months since you created it?
Yep
Has anyone been able to claim a free month of service using rewards? When I click Claim Rewards nothing happens. Turned off uBlock but it didn't help.
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

Offline VLK

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2016
  • Posts: 194
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1542 on: June 04, 2021, 03:16:48 PM »
Any options for a kosher flip phone that works on Verizon that id also be able to track the location of?

Offline Jojo202

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2020
  • Posts: 156
  • Total likes: 34
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1543 on: June 04, 2021, 03:34:38 PM »
Any options for a kosher flip phone that works on Verizon that id also be able to track the location of?
Attach a Tile or Airtag to any phone that works for you

Offline shabbosabba

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Dec 2020
  • Posts: 81
  • Total likes: 163
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Preschool
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1544 on: June 20, 2021, 07:09:27 PM »

 is this actually unlocked?


Offline yesitsme

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 3563
  • Total likes: 1208
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1545 on: June 21, 2021, 12:51:56 AM »
Won't work with US Mobile
What flip phones would.work with us mobile Verizon?

Offline Jojo202

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2020
  • Posts: 156
  • Total likes: 34
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1546 on: June 21, 2021, 01:18:36 AM »
What flip phones would.work with us mobile Verizon?
Lg Exalt, Kyocera Cadence, and a few more...

Offline myi

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 20988
  • Total likes: 1622
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 313
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: InMyPants! 🙈
  • Programs: 2Many2List!
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1547 on: June 21, 2021, 10:55:18 AM »
What are people using for Sprint service for a 4G flip?
Don't try to be someone else , be who you are because everyone else is taken.

Offline TravelSER

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2016
  • Posts: 203
  • Total likes: 9
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1548 on: June 21, 2021, 01:04:22 PM »
Recommend basic phone that works with Tello? (not Alcatel)

Offline myi

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 20988
  • Total likes: 1622
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 313
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: InMyPants! 🙈
  • Programs: 2Many2List!
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1549 on: June 21, 2021, 01:06:28 PM »
Recommend basic phone that works with Tello? (not Alcatel)
In other words..
What are people using for Sprint service for a 4G flip?
Don't try to be someone else , be who you are because everyone else is taken.

Offline TzviR

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Sep 2020
  • Posts: 291
  • Total likes: 327
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Fl
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1550 on: June 21, 2021, 02:05:03 PM »
What are people using for Sprint service for a 4G flip?
Recommend basic phone that works with Tello? (not Alcatel)
The Verizon Etalk does work, but I don’t believe it’s any better than an Alcatel. You can now have GSM on Tello, but I don’t feel that has changed much. I’m assuming you can use the UN220 with Tello, but it’s not cheap

Offline myi

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 20988
  • Total likes: 1622
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 313
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: InMyPants! 🙈
  • Programs: 2Many2List!
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1551 on: June 21, 2021, 06:13:52 PM »
The Verizon Etalk does work, but I don’t believe it’s any better than an Alcatel. You can now have GSM on Tello, but I don’t feel that has changed much. I’m assuming you can use the UN220 with Tello, but it’s not cheap
The UN220 is a great phone if only I can get it to work.
Don't try to be someone else , be who you are because everyone else is taken.

Offline shabbosabba

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Dec 2020
  • Posts: 81
  • Total likes: 163
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Preschool
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1552 on: June 21, 2021, 10:59:23 PM »
Tello uses the T-mobile network, meaning that the UN220 probably wont work, the same way it wont work on T-mobile.

Offline TravelSER

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2016
  • Posts: 203
  • Total likes: 9
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1553 on: June 22, 2021, 01:07:32 PM »
Anyone has experience with this phone?
https://sunbeamwireless.com/shop/

Offline Jojo202

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2020
  • Posts: 156
  • Total likes: 34
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1554 on: June 22, 2021, 02:28:54 PM »
Anyone has experience with this phone?
https://sunbeamwireless.com/shop/
Yes overall a great option. definitely for T-Mobile ppl who have no other decent option. Overall speedy but a few quirks and bugs, most of which will probably get fixed with a future software update

Offline TravelSER

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2016
  • Posts: 203
  • Total likes: 9
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1555 on: June 22, 2021, 05:11:07 PM »
Yes overall a great option. definitely for T-Mobile ppl who have no other decent option. Overall speedy but a few quirks and bugs, most of which will probably get fixed with a future software update
Thanks

Offline Jojo202

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jun 2020
  • Posts: 156
  • Total likes: 34
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1556 on: June 22, 2021, 08:17:24 PM »
Thanks
A "LIKE" would do the trick  ;)

Offline TravelSER

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Mar 2016
  • Posts: 203
  • Total likes: 9
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1557 on: June 25, 2021, 07:02:44 AM »
Tello uses the T-mobile network, meaning that the UN220 probably wont work, the same way it wont work on T-mobile.
Even it's an unlocked phone?

Online cholent

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 2255
  • Total likes: 256
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1558 on: June 25, 2021, 10:46:19 AM »
Anyone know of a dumb phone (no apps) that can currently be activated on cricket? My kids moved the SIM from one cricket dumb phone to an old one of the exact same model, and now cricket suspended service to that device and insists they will not and cannot reactivate service on a 3g device
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

Offline TzviR

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Sep 2020
  • Posts: 291
  • Total likes: 327
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Fl
Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1559 on: June 25, 2021, 04:49:21 PM »
Anyone know of a dumb phone (no apps) that can currently be activated on cricket? My kids moved the SIM from one cricket dumb phone to an old one of the exact same model, and now cricket suspended service to that device and insists they will not and cannot reactivate service on a 3g device
You can get an Alcatel and kasher, just beware that it’s not a good phone