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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 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 massaging 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.


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


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.

« Last edited by how on September 11, 2020, 11:38:16 AM »

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #286 on: August 05, 2019, 08:30:47 PM »
Kyocera vs LG Exalt

Kyocera pros:
T9 is kind of better, you get a full layout, vs switching by pressing the 0
You can open PDF files
Email attachment (Office Suite)
Hotspot without plan
Verizon cloud (sync contacts)
Texting while on phone call
Outside screen
Kyocera con:
No video recording/player

LG Exalt Pro:
Video recording/player
LG Exalt Con:
Switch words on T9 by pressing the 0 only
No PDF viewer
No Hotspot without plan
No Verizon cloud (sync contacts)
No Texting while on phone call (although there's workaround)
No Outside screen
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #287 on: August 05, 2019, 08:42:31 PM »
Kyocera vs LG Exalt

Kyocera pros:
T9 is kind of better, you get a full layout, vs switching by pressing the 0
You can open PDF files
Email attachment (Office Suite)
Hotspot without plan
Verizon cloud (sync contacts)
Texting while on phone call
Outside screen
Kyocera con:
No video recording/player

LG Exalt Pro:
Video recording/player
LG Exalt Con:
Switch words on T9 by pressing the 0 only
No PDF viewer
No Hotspot without plan
No Verizon cloud (sync contacts)
No Texting while on phone call (although there's workaround)
No Outside screen
Exalt syncs contacts IIRC.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #288 on: August 06, 2019, 07:06:03 AM »
Exalt syncs contacts IIRC.
Correct.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #289 on: August 06, 2019, 08:38:30 AM »
Correct.
Though, can said contact syncing (or transfer) be done without a Verizon account (trying to use on MVNO)?
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« Reply #290 on: August 06, 2019, 11:51:39 AM »
Though, can said contact syncing (or transfer) be done without a Verizon account (trying to use on MVNO)?
I’ve done it on Verizon prepaid service without any account.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #291 on: August 18, 2019, 11:36:33 AM »
Red pocket works on all 4 carriers. You have to know if it’s red pocket Verizon, sprint, T-Mobile or att.

And if you are using a flip phone you probably don’t use data. Then you have better options
The cheapest talk and text plan that I know of are
On the Verizon network u.s.mobile totals ~ $14
On the sprint network  tello ~ $10
On the AT&T network freeUp $10
On the T-Mobile network ultra mobile ~ $ 12
I wrote ~ because of the taxes vary from state to state
This plan requires restarting after every 2000 minutes used - in middle of the month, no?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #292 on: August 18, 2019, 01:25:02 PM »
This plan requires restarting after every 2000 minutes used - in middle of the month, no?

No. My son just got it. That's their price for unlimited talk and text monthly.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #293 on: August 18, 2019, 02:28:10 PM »
This plan requires restarting after every 2000 minutes used - in middle of the month, no?
You are correct. A quick online chat fixes that issue.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #294 on: August 18, 2019, 04:08:45 PM »
You are correct. A quick online chat fixes that issue.

After the service stops?

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« Reply #295 on: August 18, 2019, 04:20:53 PM »
After the service stops?
Yes
When you see that you can’t make calls or text , you contact them and they restart your allotment

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #296 on: August 18, 2019, 05:09:06 PM »
Yes
When you see that you can’t make calls or text , you contact them and they restart your allotment
Which means I can miss calls without realizing.....

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #297 on: August 18, 2019, 05:27:55 PM »
This plan requires restarting after every 2000 minutes used - in middle of the month, no?

You are correct. A quick online chat fixes that issue.

Where do you see that?

This is what I see:

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #298 on: August 22, 2019, 09:48:42 PM »
Red pocket works on all 4 carriers. You have to know if it’s red pocket Verizon, sprint, T-Mobile or att.

And if you are using a flip phone you probably don’t use data. Then you have better options
The cheapest talk and text plan that I know of are
On the Verizon network u.s.mobile totals ~ $14
On the sprint network  tello ~ $10
On the AT&T network freeUp $10
On the T-Mobile network ultra mobile ~ $ 12
I wrote ~ because of the taxes vary from state to state
Did U.S. Mobile just change all their plans?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #299 on: August 22, 2019, 09:59:36 PM »
Quote

The cheapest talk and text plan that I know of are
On the Verizon network u.s.mobile totals ~ $14
On the sprint network  tello ~ $10
On the AT&T network freeUp $10
On the T-Mobile network ultra mobile ~ $ 12
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