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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, 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
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 #2020 on: June 07, 2022, 09:34:13 AM »
kPhone is a filter making all of the same claims that every other filter did.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2021 on: June 07, 2022, 01:00:59 PM »
How is it 'blackberry feel'? its a regular filtered iPhone. And its exclusively for organizations (schools, etc)
I am not talking about the one that has a website, (why did they choose a name thats already taken??) I am talking about a new device that I think was made in conjunction with TAG, I saw the device at cellular 4 less in BP

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2022 on: June 07, 2022, 01:31:18 PM »
I am not talking about the one that has a website, (why did they choose a name thats already taken??) I am talking about a new device that I think was made in conjunction with TAG, I saw the device at cellular 4 less in BP
Keyphone?
https://keyphone.tech/

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2023 on: June 07, 2022, 04:49:38 PM »

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2024 on: June 07, 2022, 06:43:47 PM »
no not this,
So cellular4less currently has a blackberry like phone that they sell? How much is it? What service does it work for? Is it a smartphone?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2025 on: June 09, 2022, 02:26:35 PM »
anyone know if the lg wine 2 (similar to lg classic but the us cellular version) unlocked gsm works well with tmobile?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2026 on: June 09, 2022, 02:27:41 PM »
is there anyway to just remove browser/ youtube from alcatell phones instead of taging it which totally reprograms (and kills) the phone?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2027 on: June 09, 2022, 03:20:58 PM »
is there anyway to just remove browser/ youtube from alcatell phones instead of taging it which totally reprograms (and kills) the phone?
The phone is dead before Tag touches it. Alcatel (and all KaiOS) phones are garbage.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2028 on: June 09, 2022, 07:25:39 PM »
is there anyway to just remove browser/ youtube from alcatell phones instead of taging it which totally reprograms (and kills) the phone?
depends on the model, search Google for bananahackers
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2029 on: June 09, 2022, 11:27:59 PM »
Saw today a new device, black berry feel, called iPhone, very sturdy. But they charge a hefty fee
https://keyphone.tech/
This?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2030 on: June 15, 2022, 09:34:38 AM »
https://figkosher.com/

Fig phone flip avail for preorder now

is this going to be the first basic phone(im assuming they are basic phones?) with the ability to text with a keyboard etc..?

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« Reply #2031 on: June 15, 2022, 03:15:08 PM »
is this going to be the first basic phone(im assuming they are basic phones?) with the ability to text with a keyboard etc..?
Its a kosher smartphone, the lines are pretty blurry these days, and what "keyboard"?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2032 on: June 15, 2022, 04:29:02 PM »
Its a kosher smartphone, the lines are pretty blurry these days, and what "keyboard"?
it says on screen keyboard.

Besides Waze does it have any other apps?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2033 on: June 15, 2022, 07:04:42 PM »
it says on screen keyboard.

Besides Waze does it have any other apps?

Just like the sunbeam has an on-screen keyboard. It is awkward and unintuitive to type on. What everyone REALLY wants is a physical QWERTY (blackberry-like) keyboard.

A few other apps like weather, hebrew calendar, etc. Nothing else major

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2034 on: June 15, 2022, 10:01:28 PM »
Can I subscribe to message+ on my Verizon Kyocera cadence (flip phone)? Everytime I press subscribe it just goes back to the message screen

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2035 on: June 15, 2022, 10:43:50 PM »
Can I subscribe to message+ on my Verizon Kyocera cadence (flip phone)? Everytime I press subscribe it just goes back to the message screen
No. Verizon stopped allowing integrated messaging since the end of February

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2036 on: June 15, 2022, 11:32:55 PM »
Its a kosher smartphone, the lines are pretty blurry these days, and what "keyboard"?

what exactly classifies it as a smartphone rather than a basic phone?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2037 on: June 16, 2022, 01:32:33 PM »
what exactly classifies it as a smartphone rather than a basic phone?
My point exactly.
And I can can sort of eke out an answer.:
If they sell the same hardware, that can run android, and download apps from the app store, its a smartphone. A bit crude. But really there is no correct answer.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2038 on: June 16, 2022, 09:42:46 PM »
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…

T-Mobile’s option is called Digits, look into it and see if it suits your needs.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2039 on: June 26, 2022, 01:16:46 PM »
Does anyone have the Alcatel TCL Flip 2 (T408DL)? Is it the same as the GoFlip/Myflip garbage? Looks different and has different specs and according to description runs Android 11...