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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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Alcatel/TCL Go Flip (6)
Alcatel TCL Flip 2, From Tracfone or Amazon
TCL Classic 4058C, Sold on TCL
TCL Classic, From Cricket
TCL Flip Go, From UScellular
TCL Flip Go, From T-Mobile

Probably the successor to the LG Classic. $20 for the Tracfone version. Runs very well.
TAG can Kasher, Also @kosher_cellutions kashers, and there are people working on a free filter as well.

Update (9/22/22): A free talk/text filter is available. Filter with Waze (and maybe more) coming soon!

Not to be confused with the tcl 4056 phones which look the same but run KaiOs and are much buggier.

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, delicate, suffers from durability issues
Not sold anymore. Street price is over $400.

LG Classic Flip L125 – Tracfone (DDF Topic)
•   Can be  koshered: Yes
Decent phone from a well-known manufacturer
Successor to the LG Exalt, 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 were shrunk a little to make it a little less unwieldly to hold . . The street price of $30 is has jumped and it now hovering at about $150.

Compatible Networks;
•   Tracfone (and all Tracfone sub-carriers, 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 MVNOs, 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)
Not applicable


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 $250

Kyocera DuraXV LTE E-4610
•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (2g, bad reception)

Similar to Kyocera Cadence above but in a slightly bigger, rugged package. And added video playback capability. Great choice if you can find a good one.

Kyocera DuraXV Extreme E-4810
MSRP: $240

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (4g)

Successor to the DuraXV above. More rugged, Thicker, Heavier. Now with USB-C!
Message+ Replaced with a slower clunkier messaging app.

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)
Cheap price, cheap quality. Buttons seem to wear out pretty quickly.

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.
Many many different iterations of these. Some can be filtered. Some cannot. Most are bad phones.

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 DuraXV series
Can be kashered by TAG

Sunbeam
Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (4g),
•   T-Mobile (4g)

Can be purchased kashered by TAG
Has a very good voice-to-text option @ $5 a month

Ans F30 Kosher
Offered by meshimer
Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)

Fig Kosher flip
Sold koshered

Nokia 6300 4G GSM
Sold koshered

Compatible Networks;
•   ATT (4g)
•   T-Mobile (4g)

Other niche options you may want to look into, and up and coming:

Keyphone  https://keyphone.tech
Mindphone  https://greentouchstore.com/pages/mind
Light phone ii $350 E-ink phone   https://www.thelightphone.com]T-Mobile
Punkt MP02    https://www.punkt.ch/en/products/mp02-4g-mobile-phone/

In Short (for most people)

Verizon- Find the Kyocera Cadence or Kyocera DuraXV E-4610
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.

UPDATE: I switched to the Kyocera Cadence and overall, its pretty good.
I also have answers to my questions. To be very brief:
Real operating systems cost $$$$ and no one is willing to put in that much for a basic phone. They all use android (free) Or KaiOS (free and terrible) which dont come readily set up for a flip and have to be "stuffed in". Fulll android+cheapest hardware= Mess
Its hard for small companies to make their own phone due to the massive costs of certification approval and similar.


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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1900 on: January 11, 2022, 12:00:27 AM »
Have one coming this afternoon IYH. What do I do with the APN for tmobile?
Google the apn for t-mobile.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1901 on: January 11, 2022, 12:01:55 AM »
Goodbye to Verizon Message Plus...



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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1902 on: January 11, 2022, 12:25:20 AM »
Goodbye to Verizon Message Plus...
To be clear....
You will still be able to send and receive messages as normal. You will just lose out on the cloud backup, and secondary device integration.
Anyone have a solution (update the app?) for those who need it?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1905 on: January 27, 2022, 05:04:25 PM »
https://figkosher.com/
Got the Israeli version of this a few weeks ago. There is a version with just the camera and media player, a Gmail Waze version, and a version with full play store. Works fine with whatsapp, cloudveil, Waze, Gmail, Spotify. Works on 4g. Great speed, doesn't get stuck.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1906 on: January 27, 2022, 07:12:15 PM »
Got the Israeli version of this a few weeks ago. There is a version with just the camera and media player, a Gmail Waze version, and a version with full play store. Works fine with whatsapp, cloudveil, Waze, Gmail, Spotify. Works on 4g. Great speed, doesn't get stuck.
If anyone in NY wants Israeli version lmk.
What service are you using it on? and how much is it?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1907 on: January 28, 2022, 01:59:15 AM »
what is currently available, half decent, compatible with tello and/or att?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1908 on: January 28, 2022, 02:06:16 AM »
what is currently available, half decent, compatible with Tmobile and/or att?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=65907.msg2528446#msg2528446

Though the E4610 is also good. Though have yet to try that version. Have 2 of the e4810 or whatever in hand in lakewood for $120. Basically brand new with a year warranty.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1909 on: January 28, 2022, 02:12:28 AM »
To be clear....
You will still be able to send and receive messages as normal. You will just lose out on the cloud backup, and secondary device integration.
Anyone have a solution (update the app?) for those who need it?
so far it’s working regularly. Like Blackberry is still working even though they officially turned down their service.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1910 on: January 28, 2022, 03:32:53 AM »
What service are you using it on? and how much is it?
I should have been clearer. I'm using it in Israel. I don't know how/if it works in the US. I would presume any Sim carrier will work.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1911 on: January 31, 2022, 04:26:41 PM »
Any info in this thread about using the LG Exalt in Israel ? Vn220
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1912 on: January 31, 2022, 04:40:55 PM »
Any good case for kyocera candace?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1913 on: February 06, 2022, 10:01:06 PM »
Unfortunately, LGL125 (lg classic) is so hard to buy now at $30. But, update: Trac unlocks after 2 months of service!

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1914 on: February 06, 2022, 10:52:31 PM »
Any info in this thread about using the LG Exalt in Israel ? Vn220
It should work fine with most carriers. (acc to my knowledge, not experience)

Any good case for kyocera candace?
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Unfortunately, LGL125 (lg classic) is so hard to buy now at $30. But, update: Trac unlocks after 2 months of service!
What service can be used in it once its unlocked? and what is the unlock process like?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1915 on: February 06, 2022, 11:07:52 PM »
Any of these would work with Sprint ?

 Kyocera 4810
 Kyocera Cadance
Lg exalt
Lg wine 2
Lg classic flip

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1916 on: February 06, 2022, 11:11:47 PM »
What service can be used in it once its unlocked? and what is the unlock process like?

Any GSM carriers that can be used with unlocked phones, I don't have exact list, but I am sure someone else can help...

any specific carrier? I can prob say yes/no

process: call customer service and request unlock code, or do it from link they send. takes <5 minutes


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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1917 on: February 07, 2022, 03:36:03 AM »
Any of these would work with Sprint ?

 Kyocera 4810
 Kyocera Cadance
Lg exalt
Lg wine 2
Lg classic flip
Sprint is shutting down their networks. Sprint was bought out by T-Mobile, you can’t activate any new phones in the sprint network
Any of these phones if they are gsm unlocked then yes they will work on T-Mobile, the question is how good it will work if it has all the gsm bands used by T-Mobile

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1918 on: February 07, 2022, 03:09:14 PM »
Any GSM carriers that can be used with unlocked phones, I don't have exact list, but I am sure someone else can help...

any specific carrier? I can prob say yes/no
Verizon?
ATT
Tmobile?
The LG classic is running on tracfones verizon network, out of the box, so curious to know if the others would work too...


process: call customer service and request unlock code, or do it from link they send. takes <5 minutes

Is it a code that must be entered on your phone? where is the menu where you put it in?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1919 on: February 07, 2022, 07:51:04 PM »
The LG classic is running on tracfones verizon network, out of the box, so curious to know if the others would work too...
Any tracfone brand will work on the lg classic, like: Straight Talk, SIMPLE Mobile, Total Wireless, Walmart Family Mobile, NET10 Wireless, Page Plus, SafeLink, GoSmart Mobile
Is it a code that must be entered on your phone? where is the menu where you put it in?
The unlock menu is accessed by dialing: #TFUNLOCK# (#83865625#) to access the TF UNLOCK Menu. You will then need two 16 number long codes.