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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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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1820 on: December 06, 2021, 06:07:31 PM »
If flip phones are the right thing to do, why aren't the askanim helping out? A decent phone is 200+


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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1821 on: December 06, 2021, 06:39:58 PM »
If flip phones are the right thing to do, why aren't the askanim helping out? A decent phone is 200+


I don't know the solution
A decent smartphone costs a bit more...

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1822 on: December 06, 2021, 06:48:50 PM »
A decent smartphone costs a bit more...
Correct, but most have payment plans. Also, if given the choice, many people on the fence would pay 700 for a smart phone vs 300 for a dumb one. And if you want to encourage flip phone usage, there has to be a way to make it more affordable
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1823 on: December 06, 2021, 06:49:59 PM »
If flip phones are the right thing to do, why aren't the askanim helping out? A decent phone is 200+


I don't know the solution
So is teffilin the right thing to do. And they cost $2000+
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So is teffilin the right thing to do. And they cost $2000+
If you need tzedaka for it, just ask.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1825 on: December 06, 2021, 08:07:56 PM »
If flip phones are the right thing to do, why aren't the askanim helping out? A decent phone is 200+


I don't know the solution
There have definitely been subsidized non smart phones
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1826 on: December 06, 2021, 09:49:55 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?
Usually that's what they do when you don't tell them or ask for one.

If flip phones are the right thing to do, why aren't the askanim helping out? A decent phone is 200+


I don't know the solution
You can find the Kyocera Cadance for under $100. And it's a solid choice for a flip phone.

 I tried so many of the flip phones. For the price of that phone it's your best bet for your buck..

 Now of course it all depends on what service you want to use.
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« Reply #1827 on: December 06, 2021, 10:49:22 PM »
Usually that's what they do when you don't tell them or ask for one.
 You can find the Kyocera Cadance for under $100. And it's a solid choice for a flip phone.

Where??
I tried so many of the flip phones. For the price of that phone it's your best bet for your buck..

Agree

Agree

 Now of course it all depends on what service you want to use.

Also true. But at this point people should base their service around their phone if they want anything even half decent

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1828 on: December 07, 2021, 01:14:38 PM »
Correct, but most have payment plans. Also, if given the choice, many people on the fence would pay 700 for a smart phone vs 300 for a dumb one. And if you want to encourage flip phone usage, there has to be a way to make it more affordable
You can finance a flip phone also.


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« Reply #1829 on: December 07, 2021, 01:15:53 PM »
There have definitely been subsidized non smart phones
Example? Or they want to charge you $30+ a month for service.

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« Reply #1830 on: December 07, 2021, 01:21:41 PM »
Usually that's what they do when you don't tell them or ask for one.
You can find the Kyocera Cadance for under $100. And it's a solid choice for a flip phone.

 I tried so many of the flip phones. For the price of that phone it's your best bet for your buck..

 Now of course it all depends on what service you want to use.


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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1833 on: December 07, 2021, 03:49:18 PM »
Try this.

Maybe get the warranty.
Is this unlocked? Can i put in any sim?

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Is this unlocked? Can i put in any sim?
It for sure works with Verizon but I'm not sure about other carriers.

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« Reply #1835 on: December 07, 2021, 09:13:27 PM »

link?
i found this one.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265039199653?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/324926236732?

 Interesting, i just bought 6 of these to have. Prices go up and down with these devices.

  Should have a few to sell if of interest, though can't promise i have a back cover and battery for all of them.

Is this unlocked? Can i put in any sim?
Verizon 4G works, if its the PP version than you'll need an unlock code for $5,(could be found for a bit cheaper on eBay for one of these guys to get an unlock code.) Or i have a guy who i posted about in this thread who does it for $5 or was it $4.

Tmobile only 2g.
& at&t 3g, though you can get the lg wine2 that works great.
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« Reply #1836 on: December 07, 2021, 09:14:28 PM »
It for sure works with Verizon but I'm not sure about other carriers.
WIKI has it all.

Kyocera Cadence LTE S2720 & S2720PP

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Compatible Networks;
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•   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
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1837 on: December 07, 2021, 09:16:12 PM »
Example? Or they want to charge you $30+ a month for service.
Get MOBI for $10 a month with verizon, works great.

 Or tracfone to start for 5 Months of service at $30 then switch to wherever or stay, you'll need a referral code from me or whomever.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1838 on: December 07, 2021, 11:36:02 PM »
if its the PP version than you'll need an unlock code for $5,(could be found for a bit cheaper on eBay for one of these guys to get an unlock code.) Or i have a guy who i posted about in this thread who does it for $5 or was it $4.


Do you know anywhere specific to look for the unlock code?
Google search gets me only those for $20+

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1839 on: December 07, 2021, 11:48:39 PM »
Am I allowed to reference to my post here? If yes, any help would be appreciated.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1725.msg2524454#msg2524454