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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 $150

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: Yes. http://www.kosherfonewireless.com

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.


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


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) Unconfirmed
T-Mobile (4g) Unconfirmed
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 MoYS on July 18, 2020, 10:35:31 PM »

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #75 on: August 07, 2017, 02:32:35 PM »
Anyone know if the Samsung folder 2 could work on Verizon Wireless?

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« Reply #76 on: August 07, 2017, 02:35:36 PM »
Anyone know if the Samsung folder 2 could work on Verizon Wireless?
IINM that is currently only in the Korean market.

VZW uses unique LTE bands, so unless a phone was designed to be truly universal, not very likely.
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« Reply #77 on: September 25, 2017, 10:59:48 AM »
IINM that is currently only in the Korean market.

VZW uses unique LTE bands, so unless a phone was designed to be truly universal, not very likely.
Wow, just what I need. Is it an unlocked phone? Would it work with GSM carriers in the US?>
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« Reply #78 on: September 25, 2017, 12:20:16 PM »
Wow, just what I need. Is it an unlocked phone? Would it work with GSM carriers in the US?>
This doesn't support GSM, it works only on LTE, and probably doesn't support LTE bands of carriers other than Verizon in the US.

I am almost ready to give up on this phone. The flip format with physical keypad and light weight are the major things still keeping me on it, but otherwise there are many cons (bad sound quality, bad reception, no outside screen to see who's calling or to see time).

I am actually toying with the idea to switch to the Apple watch, now that it can make phone calls and send and receive texts, but I'm afraid it might have some issues.
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« Reply #79 on: September 25, 2017, 03:41:12 PM »
This doesn't support GSM, it works only on LTE, and probably doesn't support LTE bands of carriers other than Verizon in the US.

I am almost ready to give up on this phone. The flip format with physical keypad and light weight are the major things still keeping me on it, but otherwise there are many cons (bad sound quality, bad reception, no outside screen to see who's calling or to see time).

I am actually toying with the idea to switch to the Apple watch, now that it can make phone calls and send and receive texts, but I'm afraid it might have some issues.
I think this one does an outside screen, no? Also why would it have bad reception if it works on LTE?
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« Reply #80 on: September 25, 2017, 03:46:04 PM »
I think this one does an outside screen, no? Also why would it have bad reception if it works on LTE?
I have it. You are welcome to see it in action.

I can only compare it to the reception I had with my iPhone, and I can tell you that it isn't as good. It supports less bands than the iPhone does. Also, the iPhone supports 3G, not only 4G while the LG only supports 4G LTE on VERIZON bands.

Also forgot to mention that bluetooth doesn't always connect automatically in my car.
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« Reply #81 on: September 26, 2017, 09:24:42 PM »
I have it. You are welcome to see it in action.

I can only compare it to the reception I had with my iPhone, and I can tell you that it isn't as good. It supports less bands than the iPhone does. Also, the iPhone supports 3G, not only 4G while the LG only supports 4G LTE on VERIZON bands.

Also forgot to mention that bluetooth doesn't always connect automatically in my car.
We are talking about the Samsung folder 2 here.
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« Reply #82 on: September 26, 2017, 10:41:55 PM »
We are talking about the Samsung folder 2 here.
I don't think that is available in the US market.

I am describing my experience with the LG Exalt LTE  aka LG VN220 which is available exclusively for Verizon.
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« Reply #83 on: September 26, 2017, 11:08:50 PM »
I think this one does an outside screen, no?
Nope, does not have outside screen,  remember seeing somewhere new Samsung folder will have full outside screen.

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« Reply #84 on: September 27, 2017, 10:36:05 AM »
Did anyone find a keyboard that can do English T9 on the LG wine?
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« Reply #85 on: October 18, 2017, 01:05:37 PM »
Did anyone find a keyboard that can do English T9 on the LG wine?
Does the lg wine work in US? Which carrier are you using?

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« Reply #86 on: October 18, 2017, 01:43:08 PM »
Does the lg wine work in US? Which carrier are you using?
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« Reply #87 on: October 18, 2017, 01:55:12 PM »
I use tmobile very bad
Would you know if it works with all carriers? (Verizon,att,sprint)

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« Reply #88 on: October 18, 2017, 06:10:07 PM »
Did anyone find a keyboard that can do English T9 on the LG wine?
What kind of keyboard does it come up when you using the touch screen? isn`t it like the keypad!? there you have an option for T9.

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« Reply #89 on: October 18, 2017, 06:44:10 PM »
What kind of keyboard does it come up when you using the touch screen? isn`t it like the keypad!? there you have an option for T9.
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