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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 #1780 on: November 21, 2021, 12:30:16 AM »
Are you happy with Hello Mobile?
The only person I know who has it says many incoming calls don't ring and many incoming texts don't show up.
I’m happy. Didn’t notice any incoming calls not ringing and have no idea if incoming texts don’t come in…no one mailed me any letters yet…

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1781 on: November 21, 2021, 12:40:58 AM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184784824410 $60
comes already kosher. the version that can use sd card cost $70
i use this
It says it works for Cricket but not ATT.
1 - Doesn't Cricket use ATT network?
2 - Would it work with FreeUp Mobile, which also uses ATT network?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1782 on: November 21, 2021, 12:41:19 AM »
They prekasher for you. Don’t know if it can be undone. Browser is blocked. If you want texting to be blocked you have to buy that version from them, should be easy to find…
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1783 on: November 21, 2021, 08:18:11 AM »
It says it works for Cricket but not ATT.
1 - Doesn't Cricket use ATT network?
2 - Would it work with FreeUp Mobile, which also uses ATT network?
That's weird. I don't see why it shouldn't work, but I make no guarantee.
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« Reply #1784 on: November 21, 2021, 03:02:51 PM »
It says it works for Cricket but not ATT.
1 - Doesn't Cricket use ATT network?
2 - Would it work with FreeUp Mobile, which also uses ATT network?
It definitely does work for AT&T, my wife has it on AT&T.
But, yes, it is a very buggy phone, takes forever to load (like an old computer) doesn't always show up missed calls, texts occasionally come in hours later and recently the first 10 seconds of a call, the sound doesn't work.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1785 on: November 21, 2021, 06:55:00 PM »
Are you happy with Hello Mobile?
The only person I know who has it says many incoming calls don't ring and many incoming texts don't show up.
I know plenty of people that use it and are happy. What device are they using?

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« Reply #1786 on: November 21, 2021, 10:57:47 PM »
I know plenty of people that use it and are happy. What device are they using?
This person was using an Iphone.
No idea what version.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1787 on: November 22, 2021, 12:05:59 AM »
I bought this phone on eBay for someone who wanted a QWERTY keyboard

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Samsung-Gravity-Q-SGH-T289-T-Mobile-Unlocked-Cellular-Phone-/223209900400?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

In my testing. It did not work with hello mobile. But it worked with a liberty wireless sim which uses T-Mobile network and with a red pocket GSMA sim which uses AT&T network. It’s a 3G phone.

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« Reply #1788 on: November 22, 2021, 12:18:30 AM »


I bought this phone on eBay for someone who wanted a QWERTY keyboard

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Samsung-Gravity-Q-SGH-T289-T-Mobile-Unlocked-Cellular-Phone-/223209900400?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

In my testing. It did not work with hello mobile. But it worked with a liberty wireless sim which uses T-Mobile network and with a red pocket GSMA sim which uses AT&T network. It’s a 3G phone.

3G is a major issue, if a carrier didn't switch to 4g only yet they will soon.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1791 on: November 24, 2021, 03:09:44 PM »

Thanks, but what about it working with T-Mobile or Hello Mobile?

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« Reply #1792 on: November 24, 2021, 03:19:38 PM »
Thanks, but what about it working with T-Mobile or Hello Mobile?
In the column under the heading "carriers", it lists T-Mobile and Tello I would assume (but I'm not certain) that hello is also.
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« Reply #1793 on: November 24, 2021, 03:27:19 PM »
In the column under the heading "carriers", it lists T-Mobile and Tello I would assume (but I'm not certain) that hello is also.
My question is that the seller writes "unlocked" but then only lists ATT & Cricket.

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« Reply #1794 on: November 24, 2021, 07:25:52 PM »
My question is that the seller writes "unlocked" but then only lists ATT & Cricket.
based on my experience here:
It definitely does work for AT&T, my wife has it on AT&T.

(now they do list AT&T on that one), I wouldn't put too much weight on which carriers the seller lists.
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« Reply #1795 on: November 24, 2021, 08:03:50 PM »
Not sure if this is the right thread but where can I buy Kyocera cadence in Lakewood? I need 3 of them

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« Reply #1796 on: November 25, 2021, 05:34:45 PM »
Not sure if this is the right thread but where can I buy Kyocera cadence in Lakewood? I need 3 of them
What you looking to pay, and do you want new condition? Or used Good condition is fine?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1799 on: November 26, 2021, 12:46:34 AM »
Its renewed and not new... but still a great deal
Like tracfone calls renewed, its basically brand new.
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