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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 #2000 on: May 19, 2022, 03:42:33 PM »
Cant get this to properly work on US Mobil LTE
I get calls and outgoing text

No incoming text

US mobile refuses to help once I gave them the IMEI

I went back to us mobile and told them my kids have the phone and I don't know IMEI
But can they Switch to 'CDMA-Less' Mode
and its now working!

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2001 on: May 19, 2022, 10:31:22 PM »
I went back to us mobile and told them my kids have the phone and I don't know IMEI
But can they Switch to 'CDMA-Less' Mode
and its now working!
Wow- thats great to know

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2002 on: May 20, 2022, 07:43:26 AM »
What are the options to have one line on 2 devices?
I know TMobile has an option.

Any other? (Verizon business?) Can you text from both devices

What’s  TMobile’s option to have one line on two phones?

Do you mean digits? I’m looking for one that both phones can have a sim with the same number… also I’ve used digits in the past & it’s a bit spotty…

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2003 on: May 20, 2022, 07:44:22 AM »
https://figkosher.com/

Fig phone flip avail for preorder now

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2004 on: May 22, 2022, 01:59:30 AM »
https://figkosher.com/

Fig phone flip avail for preorder now
Is this there own phone built from scratch, or is it just a kosher version of another phone?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2005 on: May 22, 2022, 02:13:57 AM »
Is this there own phone built from scratch, or is it just a kosher version of another phone?
The latter

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2006 on: May 22, 2022, 08:34:24 AM »
The latter
Which phone is it built off of?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2007 on: May 22, 2022, 02:37:12 PM »
I went back to us mobile and told them my kids have the phone and I don't know IMEI
But can they Switch to 'CDMA-Less' Mode
and its now working!
Are you using the the T-Mobile SIM (black) or Verizon SIM (white)?
Thanks

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2008 on: May 22, 2022, 04:26:09 PM »
Are you using the the T-Mobile SIM (white) or Verizon SIM (black)?
Thanks

FTFY

Im using  Verizon

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2009 on: May 22, 2022, 09:46:34 PM »
https://phones.mintmobile.com/Phones/NUU-F4L-LTE-Flip.html

I'm assuming this is unlocked, but can someone confirm? Is there any model of NUU F4L that's locked?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2010 on: May 22, 2022, 10:55:29 PM »
https://phones.mintmobile.com/Phones/NUU-F4L-LTE-Flip.html

I'm assuming this is unlocked, but can someone confirm? Is there any model of NUU F4L that's locked?
AFAIK, all unlocked. But just curious, what do you want to use it on?

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« Reply #2011 on: May 23, 2022, 10:34:46 PM »
AFAIK, all unlocked. But just curious, what do you want to use it on?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2012 on: May 26, 2022, 08:55:52 AM »
This was mentioned here in a different topic

https://keyphone.tech/

I was told by my schools technology rep.
This phone is being developed by a from guy.
He's trying to market it in the general market through schools for younger generation.

He will have a version under a different name (lit) specifically for the frum community.

Anyone know anything more?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2013 on: May 26, 2022, 09:58:03 AM »
https://phones.mintmobile.com/Phones/NUU-F4L-LTE-Flip.html

I'm assuming this is unlocked, but can someone confirm? Is there any model of NUU F4L that's locked?
I tried it out this week from tello.
Seems like whatsapp messages (and to a lesser extent texts? ) come in on their own time.

Or is why WA just too big?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2014 on: May 26, 2022, 04:35:14 PM »
This was mentioned here in a different topic

https://keyphone.tech/

I was told by my schools technology rep.
This phone is being developed by a from guy.
He's trying to market it in the general market through schools for younger generation.

He will have a version under a different name (lit) specifically for the frum community.

Anyone know anything more?
The same guy that created the Torem software https://p.donary.com/productandplans (that tiny CC processor) and https://matbia.com/
He wanted to make a phone for the longest time, but had a lot of hiccups along the way.

BTW he is a guy very tech knowledgable, and is a non-smartphone user...
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2016 on: June 03, 2022, 02:21:02 AM »
Saw today a new device, black berry feel, called iPhone, very sturdy. But they charge a hefty fee

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« Reply #2017 on: June 03, 2022, 12:14:46 PM »
Saw today a new device, black berry feel, called iPhone, very sturdy. But they charge a hefty fee
I dont chap

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2018 on: June 07, 2022, 12:15:54 AM »
Sorry
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It's officially a kosher business phone

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« Reply #2019 on: June 07, 2022, 12:56:50 AM »
Sorry
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It's officially a kosher business phone
How is it 'blackberry feel'? its a regular filtered iPhone. And its exclusively for organizations (schools, etc)