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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.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #825 on: August 11, 2020, 01:25:52 AM »
By chance, I used today this phone from a friend and it's unusably slow!
In what way ?

 Did he have it loaded with music and pictures?

 For someone who's only going to use this for calling maybe once every 5 days for a text, you think It should be a problem?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #826 on: August 11, 2020, 01:38:23 AM »
In what way ?

 Did he have it loaded with music and pictures?

 For someone who's only going to use this for calling maybe once every 5 days for a text, you think It should be a problem?

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Didn't use it an lot, and out wasn't loaded with anything.

I just did several calls on it and the response time from key press to execution was huge.

Just one example, I had a cat and mouse gameb of 5-7 presses until I was able to get it to speaker phone, I pressed and when it took too long I thought I didn't press so I pressed again... and then the first press happened.. and that several times.

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« Reply #827 on: August 11, 2020, 01:41:06 AM »
Didn't use it an lot, and out wasn't loaded with anything.

I just did several calls on it and the response time from key press to execution was huge.

Just one example, I had a cat and mouse gameb of 5-7 presses until I was able to get it to speaker phone, I pressed and when it took too long I thought I didn't press so I pressed again... and then the first press happened.. and that several times.
Tried helping an older neighbor, got for them this free phone for an upgrade.

 I'm feeling bad now.

 Supposed to arrive on Wednesday not sure if I should give it to them...
  It's used mainly for calling and that's about it.
  Max 20-30 contacts in it.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #828 on: August 11, 2020, 01:47:13 AM »
Tried helping an older neighbor, got for them this free phone for an upgrade.

 I'm feeling bad now.

 Supposed to arrive on Wednesday not sure if I should give it to them...
  It's used mainly for calling and that's about it.
  Max 20-30 contacts in it.
I guess try it yourself, maybe the one I was using was just in a bad mood (I know I'm computers it can sometimes happen...) or I'm just used to too good (smartphones and the LG Exalt.)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #829 on: August 11, 2020, 01:49:42 AM »
I guess try it yourself, maybe the one I was using was just in a bad mood (I know I'm computers it can sometimes happen...) or I'm just used to too good (smartphones and the LG Exalt.)
     I guess I'll play around with it beforehand and see if there's anything that's a no no.

 And should they not be happy I'll swap it for them for another device.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #830 on: August 11, 2020, 10:00:40 AM »
No its really horrible. Thats part of the problem: all people want is a phone that can call and text reliably and all we get are fake chinese knockoff models that have a huge key press delay just to dial a phone number

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #831 on: August 11, 2020, 04:39:22 PM »
No its really horrible. Thats part of the problem: all people want is a phone that can call and text reliably and all we get are fake chinese knockoff models that have a huge key press delay just to dial a phone number
I guess I'll try it out for a bit and if it's that bad I'll work on another model.
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« Reply #832 on: August 11, 2020, 04:39:47 PM »
No its really horrible. Thats part of the problem: all people want is a phone that can call and text reliably and all we get are fake chinese knockoff models that have a huge key press delay just to dial a phone number
is the sound at least somewhat decent?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #833 on: August 17, 2020, 10:51:13 AM »
Tello has for $4 now for the first month because of July 4th.

https://tello.com/

It uses Sprint if that helps.

Does it work in Lakewood?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #834 on: August 17, 2020, 04:15:08 PM »
Does it work in Lakewood?
Friend has been using this for a while.

 Sprint has decent service in Lakewood.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #835 on: August 17, 2020, 04:16:17 PM »
Does it work in Lakewood?
Yes, my whole family uses it on flip phones. Although I heard that the data sucks

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« Reply #837 on: August 17, 2020, 05:33:31 PM »
Yes, my whole family uses it on flip phones. Although I heard that the data sucks
If you're using it on a flip phone I don't think you need data!
   Do they even have some decent data plans?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #838 on: August 17, 2020, 05:50:18 PM »
Can this be used with Verizon?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Tracfone-Wireless-LG-Classic-Flip-8GB-Black-Prepaid-Smartphone/679025506?comm-msg-vehicle=EMAIL&comm-msg-id=c5c1f4c4-38f7-42b9-9ead-2668c48ff058
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But the screen on the outside of lid does not provide caller information. So with that setting you will be answering every call before you know who it is. Because of that, "push any button to answer" is the wiser choice. Then you can check the inner screen before you answer.

 Other than that sing like a decent phone..

You might need to have it unlocked.
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