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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 #810 on: July 16, 2020, 10:57:37 AM »
They are changing operating system? And who can do it remotly?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #811 on: July 16, 2020, 01:14:53 PM »
Most of the newer Alcatel sync with google. Carriers are able to disable this so check on a Verizon alcatel to see if it's there.
May not work after kashering. Depending how it's done. Ask @Kosher_Cellutions if he can do this.
I think they all do.
Verizon Flip V does not seem to have that capability. And I don't see any other Alcatel phones in their line up.
So let's move away from Verizon. Which prepaid companies have an Alcatel phone that allows for goggle contact sync?

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« Reply #812 on: July 16, 2020, 09:00:30 PM »
can Hebrew keyboard be installed on Nu F4L flip phone?

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« Reply #813 on: July 17, 2020, 11:45:43 AM »
Does anyone have the NUU F4L that can give me some type of idea of if its good and how it compares to other phones?

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« Reply #814 on: July 28, 2020, 11:49:10 AM »
Does anyone have the NUU F4L that can give me some type of idea of if its good and how it compares to other phones?
It's "smarter" than the old dumb phones - it has what'sapp if you enable internet or wifi, but not as smart as the smartphones. :)
Screen is too small to waste much time on it.
My only issue is that I can't figure out how to install Hebrew keyboard.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #815 on: July 28, 2020, 12:57:47 PM »
It's "smarter" than the old dumb phones - it has what'sapp if you enable internet or wifi, but not as smart as the smartphones. :)
Screen is too small to waste much time on it.
My only issue is that I can't figure out how to install Hebrew keyboard.
Does it have the ability to have Google maps and Uber?

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« Reply #816 on: July 28, 2020, 05:22:45 PM »
Does it have the ability to have Google maps and Uber?
AFAIK the answer is no.

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« Reply #817 on: July 28, 2020, 08:06:33 PM »
With the Alcatel smartflip, can one use the device while on a call?
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« Reply #818 on: July 29, 2020, 09:15:07 AM »
So interesting to see what filtering services are out there.

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 @Kosher_Cellutions He has a few sites meantioned in his profile, very interesting what can be done.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #819 on: August 09, 2020, 04:46:51 PM »
For someone with a free upgrade, which device would you guys take?

https://www.verizon.com/basic-phones/
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #820 on: August 09, 2020, 06:29:14 PM »
If you're okay with the form factor then the kyocera sounds like a good choice. The orbic journey L is really a bad phone but it looks like it doesnt have any internet so you can save on TAG fees. otherwise I hear the Allcatel is okay.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #821 on: August 09, 2020, 07:20:04 PM »
Dura XV Extreme is the way to go. If you want to filter it you can do it with the built in MDM, a friend or anyone can have the code and it's locked. You can block apps, SMS etc. It's the by far the best flip phone I ever had.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #822 on: Yesterday at 11:13:08 AM »
If you're okay with the form factor then the kyocera sounds like a good choice. The orbic journey L is really a bad phone but it looks like it doesnt have any internet so you can save on TAG fees. otherwise I hear the Allcatel is okay.
orbic journey L is really a bad phone

In what regards?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #823 on: Yesterday at 09:25:08 PM »
(in my opinion:) Feels extremely slow and sluggish, delayed response to button presses. Has lots of bugs (similar to the other phoned but a bit more pronounced). Hinge feels weak and easy to break. This is only in comparison to the Kyocera and LG models. With all the garbage that has flooded the market like the Kazuna, the orbic might be an OK option...

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #824 on: Today at 12:32:07 AM »
orbic journey L is really a bad phone

In what regards?
By chance, I used today this phone from a friend and it's unusably slow!