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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 #330 on: September 24, 2019, 02:35:47 PM »


A popular KaiOS phone is the Alcatel Go Flip which I don't think has any kosherizing solution yet.


So the Alcatel Go Flip can also have whats app and other apps while having 4G VoLTE?

So whats so exiting about the new Nokia?
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« Reply #331 on: September 24, 2019, 02:41:45 PM »
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #332 on: September 24, 2019, 02:58:37 PM »
You got the wrong link. Here is the link for the Nokia 2720.
https://nokiapoweruser.com/nokia-2720-flip-4g-specifications-release-date-photos-price-more/

How would I know if it supports VoLTE in the US?
I was aware that the link is for a different phone. The 2720 and the 800 tough are being released concurrently with similar software.

What makes you think there's a US version being released. From what I see there isn't one yet, so I doubt whether it will support VoLTE (or all US LTE bands for that matter) at this point, which is rather sad. I really can't understand why they don't release truly global phones like the iPhone, Google phones, and several Motorola phones.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #333 on: September 24, 2019, 03:29:20 PM »
I believe that such a product does not exist. There is no such phone (even for $400 or more...) that is officially Verizon compatible.

The closest is the TracFone ZTE Cymbal-T LTE Android Flip.
Why only close? It runs on the Verizon network. Will full android. However after using it one day I realized that it does not support VoLTE, which is what we all so desperately need.

Is there ANY flip phone which supports whatsapp while supporting VoLTE? Either CDMA or GSM carriers.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #334 on: September 24, 2019, 03:34:50 PM »
So the Alcatel Go Flip can also have whats app and other apps while having 4G VoLTE?

So whats so exiting about the new Nokia?
No, it does not support Whatsapp.
Why only close? It runs on the Verizon network. Will full android. However after using it one day I realized that it does not support VoLTE, which is what we all so desperately need.

Is there ANY flip phone which supports whatsapp while supporting VoLTE? Either CDMA or GSM carriers.
Only close, because it is not an official "Verizon" phone (and probably can have issues getting Verizon to activate it, maybe depending on where you get t from.)

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« Reply #335 on: September 24, 2019, 03:37:56 PM »
I was aware that the link is for a different phone. The 2720 and the 800 tough are being released concurrently with similar software.

What makes you think there's a US version being released. From what I see there isn't one yet, so I doubt whether it will support VoLTE (or all US LTE bands for that matter) at this point, which is rather sad. I really can't understand why they don't release truly global phones like the iPhone, Google phones, and several Motorola phones.
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« Reply #336 on: October 02, 2019, 10:53:09 AM »
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #337 on: October 02, 2019, 04:20:29 PM »
Ordered the smart flip. Will report back when I get it how it is. Sounds like it has everything i was waiting got the past few years. If only it will work well....
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« Reply #338 on: October 02, 2019, 04:32:05 PM »
Ordered the smart flip. Will report back when I get it how it is. Sounds like it has everything i was waiting got the past few years. If only it will work well....
will it work in US?

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« Reply #339 on: October 02, 2019, 04:48:53 PM »
Ordered the smart flip. Will report back when I get it how it is. Sounds like it has everything i was waiting got the past few years. If only it will work well....

Let us know how it works. Also need to know if it can be unlocked and used in Israel.
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« Reply #340 on: October 02, 2019, 05:09:04 PM »
Ordered the smart flip. Will report back when I get it how it is. Sounds like it has everything i was waiting got the past few years. If only it will work well....
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« Reply #341 on: October 02, 2019, 05:33:56 PM »
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« Reply #342 on: October 02, 2019, 05:54:52 PM »
Ye att

That's the only place it seems to be available now. Not showing up con Cricket website.
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« Reply #343 on: October 02, 2019, 07:15:52 PM »
Ordered the smart flip. Will report back when I get it how it is. Sounds like it has everything i was waiting got the past few years. If only it will work well....
Which phone exactly are you referring to?

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« Reply #344 on: October 02, 2019, 08:15:51 PM »
Which phone exactly are you referring to?
Alcatel SMARTFLIP

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