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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.

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.


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.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #500 on: April 26, 2020, 04:02:59 PM »
I was.
Was then going to follow up with a question whether there are ways to get VZW refills at a discount.

It may work with an MVNO if you don't turn on with this sim inserted. YMMV. The cheapest now for unlimited Talk and Text on VZW is US Mobile ($9 first month) and they also have a bit of a track record activating ineligible phones. If phones from Target, so give it a try and return if necessary. Also US Mobile will refund within 14 days. You can use the promo code CPTB4AA to order free Sim kit. Activate from separate email address so you can use (my referral) promo code for 50%: NACWKXC or find another code

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #501 on: April 26, 2020, 05:36:25 PM »
It may work with an MVNO if you don't turn on with this sim inserted. YMMV. The cheapest now for unlimited Talk and Text on VZW is US Mobile ($9 first month) and they also have a bit of a track record activating ineligible phones. If phones from Target, so give it a try and return if necessary. Also US Mobile will refund within 14 days. You can use the promo code CPTB4AA to order free Sim kit. Activate from separate email address so you can use (my referral) promo code for 50%: NACWKXC or find another code

I already had a US mobile SIM. Didn't work on the phone without the terms stated on the box.
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« Reply #502 on: April 26, 2020, 06:43:28 PM »
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« Reply #503 on: April 26, 2020, 07:49:06 PM »
How did you get it unlocked?
Does it work overseas?
bought it unlocked and yes it works oversea

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #505 on: April 26, 2020, 08:04:39 PM »
Does anyone know if this phone can be kosherized?
NUU F4L 4GB Feature Phone (Unlocked)
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1552325-REG/nuu_f4l_us_black_f4l_2_8_vga_lte.html
Seems to definitely be a way, see this and this. But I don't know if you can do it free/cheaper when buying the phone yourself.

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« Reply #507 on: April 26, 2020, 08:05:39 PM »
Seems to definitely be a way, see this and this. But I don't know if you can do it free/cheaper when buying the phone yourself.
Thanks! That was really my Q vs paying that much extra...
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #508 on: April 26, 2020, 10:20:05 PM »
It may work with an MVNO if you don't turn on with this sim inserted. YMMV. The cheapest now for unlimited Talk and Text on VZW is US Mobile ($9 first month) and they also have a bit of a track record activating ineligible phones. If phones from Target, so give it a try and return if necessary. Also US Mobile will refund within 14 days. You can use the promo code CPTB4AA to order free Sim kit. Activate from separate email address so you can use (my referral) promo code for 50%: NACWKXC or find another code

I bought my Kyocera Cadence from Target and activated US Mobile Super LTE service. I have the unlimited talk+text for $14/Month after fees.
The problem is that unlimited is not really unlimited. After a bit your service cuts off as per their "fair usage policy". You need to contact them the "reset" your usage when this happens. This occurs twice a week for me usually in middle of a call. I find it very annoying especially when the don't answer the phone and I do not have internet access to contact them. In fact, last month they told me that I need to top up because maximum refresh had been met.
I am going to switch to VZW for two months to unlock and then go over to H20.

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« Reply #509 on: April 27, 2020, 03:32:29 PM »
$85 for the Verizon Kyocera an ok price?
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« Reply #510 on: April 27, 2020, 04:01:39 PM »
Can a verizon prepaid phone work with wing?

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« Reply #511 on: April 27, 2020, 05:01:27 PM »
$85 for the Verizon Kyocera an ok price?
WhatsApp or text him and ask for more details.
He said something about keeping the phone with Verizon for the 1 month.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #512 on: April 27, 2020, 06:33:11 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good quality 4G flip phone for a decent price ?


Have to get one and don't wana find my self buying a new one every few months .

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #513 on: April 27, 2020, 06:50:58 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good quality 4G flip phone for a decent price ?


Have to get one and don't wana find my self buying a new one every few months .
Just purchased this phone as all others have broken pretty quickly.
Kyocera DuraXV LTE Camera Model Verizon Flip Rugged Phone

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« Reply #514 on: April 27, 2020, 06:53:26 PM »
Just purchased this phone as all others have broken pretty quickly.
Kyocera DuraXV LTE Camera Model Verizon Flip Rugged Phone
What is the experience you have with it so far?

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« Reply #515 on: April 27, 2020, 06:55:27 PM »
Just purchased this phone as all others have broken pretty quickly.
Kyocera DuraXV LTE Camera Model Verizon Flip Rugged Phone
This one?

Reviews seem to be bad

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« Reply #516 on: April 27, 2020, 06:57:58 PM »
What is the experience you have with it so far?
Just got it today so far its great.
Let's see if anyone else has this one and can tell you if it lasts

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #517 on: April 27, 2020, 11:28:59 PM »
Can a verizon prepaid phone work with wing?
I believe wing operates on the sprint network, if so the answer would be no. It does not work with wing

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« Reply #518 on: April 27, 2020, 11:34:42 PM »
I believe wing operates on the sprint network, if so the answer would be no. It does not work with wing
I think they have AT&T also. Their support is very responsive if you want to chat with them.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #519 on: April 28, 2020, 05:06:27 PM »
Seems like Verizon is prioritizing their own VZW Prepaid customers over other prepaid MVNO. My friend has 2 identical devices Keyocera Cadence flip phones, the one on US Mobile (vzw mvno) is having issues with MMS having delays while the one activated on VZW prepaid is working fine.

Can anyone confirm if they are seeing better service in 08701 with VZW PREPAID vs other Verizon MVNO? (Hard to prove differences. But MMS delays, calls not connecting are definite indicators)