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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 two months.

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.

Sonim xp3800

Compatible Networks;
Verizon (4g)
ATT (4g)
Unlocked versions available

Great phone, similar to the Kyocera Dura series
Can be kashered by tag

Alcatel Go Flip ATT  T-MOBILE




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


Site that allow you to search based on features and network -
https://dumbphones.pory.app/

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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« Reply #1801 on: November 26, 2021, 09:27:40 AM »
Its renewed and not new... but still a great deal
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« Reply #1802 on: November 27, 2021, 09:09:16 PM »
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1803 on: November 27, 2021, 11:07:45 PM »
Don't touch those. Disaster.
Are you referring to this model as a whole or just the fact that its refurbished?

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« Reply #1804 on: November 28, 2021, 03:56:34 AM »
Are you referring to this model as a whole or just the fact that its refurbished?
My guess, the phone brand.
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« Reply #1805 on: November 28, 2021, 12:13:20 PM »
Are you referring to this model as a whole or just the fact that its refurbished?
  Tried a few of the alcatels each one is worse than the next.
 
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1806 on: November 29, 2021, 10:36:12 PM »
Best option for ATT 4G?
Does Kyocera cadence S2720 work for att 4G?

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« Reply #1807 on: November 30, 2021, 03:20:28 AM »
Best option for ATT 4G?
Does Kyocera cadence S2720 work for att 4G?
Only 3g IIRC.
 Though they have the LG wine2(looks exactly like the classic flip) with a select unlocked model that works perfect on at&t.

 BTW curios if you can call the states when your in Canada? As well curios to what you're paying.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1808 on: November 30, 2021, 04:41:45 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265148348091?epid=23035409131&hash=item3dbc12b6bb:g:fJEAAOSwH5ZgkXtt

I ordered this phone which is supposed to be unlocked, yet it won't work with my FreeUp SIM card.
Any idea why this is or is it really locked?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1809 on: December 02, 2021, 02:19:58 PM »
Anyone know where can buy the sunbeam phone flatbush area, preferable with credit card (for protection)?

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« Reply #1810 on: December 02, 2021, 02:21:38 PM »
AFAF Does anyone know if you can choose your area code when activating a tracfone? (Not porting in a previous number)
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« Reply #1811 on: December 03, 2021, 02:42:22 AM »
AFAF Does anyone know if you can choose your area code when activating a tracfone? (Not porting in a previous number)
I remember at one point you were able to. Or based off your zip code you put.
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« Reply #1812 on: December 03, 2021, 10:03:08 AM »
I remember at one point you were able to. Or based off your zip code you put.
Thanks! Looks like it chooses one based on your zip code.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1813 on: December 05, 2021, 11:24:46 PM »
Just activated new service with Hello Mobile and wasn't given any choice of phone numbers - was given a random number.
Is this the norm?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1814 on: December 05, 2021, 11:33:51 PM »
It’s really ironic that the most popular thread in the Tech talk board is the flip phone thread. And everyone here is using a smartphone to post!  :P
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1815 on: December 05, 2021, 11:43:22 PM »
And everyone here is using a smartphone to post!  :P
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« Reply #1816 on: December 06, 2021, 03:26:59 PM »
It’s really ironic that the most popular thread in the Tech talk board is the flip phone thread. And everyone here is using a smartphone to post!  :P
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1817 on: December 06, 2021, 03:30:34 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265148348091?epid=23035409131&hash=item3dbc12b6bb:g:fJEAAOSwH5ZgkXtt
I ordered this phone which is supposed to be unlocked, yet it won't work with my FreeUp SIM card.
Any idea why this is or is it really locked?
Correction.
Apparently, we just needed to leave the SIM card in for some time for it to reset the network.
Now it's working with both a FreeUP SIM & a Hello Mobile SIM.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1818 on: December 06, 2021, 03:30:39 PM »
It’s really ironic that the most popular thread in the Tech talk board is the flip phone thread. And everyone here is using a smartphone to post! 
All smartphone users know all too well the downsides of it, and want the flip phone for kids and family.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1819 on: December 06, 2021, 03:31:34 PM »
All smartphone users know all too well the downsides of it, and want the flip phone for kids and family.
Interesting perspective!