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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 #855 on: August 24, 2020, 02:47:20 AM »
How? It has a sim slot?
Schock Classic Flip but its  $100?!
All 4g phones have a sim slot.

I think meushar phones usually cost in the $60 - $120 range (200- 400 nis)
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #856 on: August 24, 2020, 09:08:04 AM »
Lots of sellers on eBay with unlocking codes. Find the model number and ask the seller.
Found a legit site for $50, will give it a shot so we can know if it’s doable at all.

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« Reply #857 on: August 24, 2020, 09:40:18 AM »
Found a legit site for $50, will give it a shot so we can know if it’s doable at all.
$50 for an unlocking code? That's mad expensive!

 @Kosher_Cellutions has for cheaper than that.
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« Reply #858 on: August 24, 2020, 09:58:13 AM »
$50 for an unlocking code? That's mad expensive!

 @Kosher_Cellutions has for cheaper than that.
I’ve never done this in the past..... it’s not a code, you give them the IMEI and they manually unlock it...... I hope I didn’t get ripped off....

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #859 on: August 24, 2020, 11:27:51 AM »
When it says Carrier Locked for example on this listing https://www.amazon.com/TracFone-ZTE-Z233-Prepaid-Phone/dp/B074HY3LRB/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Tracfone+Wireless+LG+Classic+Flip&qid=1598282617&s=wireless&sr=1-3

Does it really mean its carrier locked or is it possible to use unlock and use outside the US?

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« Reply #860 on: August 24, 2020, 10:46:50 PM »
When it says Carrier Locked for example on this listing https://www.amazon.com/TracFone-ZTE-Z233-Prepaid-Phone/dp/B074HY3LRB/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Tracfone+Wireless+LG+Classic+Flip&qid=1598282617&s=wireless&sr=1-3

Does it really mean its carrier locked or is it possible to use unlock and use outside the US?
You can always find or pay for an unlocking Service.

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« Reply #861 on: August 24, 2020, 10:48:01 PM »
I’ve never done this in the past..... it’s not a code, you give them the IMEI and they manually unlock it...... I hope I didn’t get ripped off....
The three ways I'm familiar with is plugging in a code/pin.
 
 Using team viewer and having them unlock it for you while phone is connected.

And unlocking it in the system with giving the IMEI.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #862 on: August 25, 2020, 12:03:57 AM »
And unlocking it in the system with giving the IMEI.
so I guess this is what I did, (and paid $50 for it), takes around 4 days....

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« Reply #863 on: August 25, 2020, 12:24:32 AM »
so I guess this is what I did, (and paid $50 for it), takes around 4 days....
Keep me posted if it works.
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« Reply #864 on: August 25, 2020, 02:23:36 AM »
so I guess this is what I did, (and paid $50 for it), takes around 4 days....
Sounds like an employee trying to make a buck or some small prepaid carrier abusing the system.

In israel you'll find guys to get an American phone to work with a meushar sim for around 80 NIS
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #865 on: August 25, 2020, 08:12:02 AM »
Sounds like an employee trying to make a buck or some small prepaid carrier abusing the system.

In israel you'll find guys to get an American phone to work with a meushar sim for around 80 NIS
Yeah its called spoofing the IMEI; Kosher Phones only work with certain IMEI numbers; I posted a link to those IMEI numbers somewhere on here on the Forums.
The experience I have had is that the phones whose IMEI numbers have been spoofed have better service then the actual "Kosher Phones" then sell in stores. If only I can figure how to do it myself  ::)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #866 on: August 25, 2020, 07:28:53 PM »
Yeah its called spoofing the IMEI; Kosher Phones only work with certain IMEI numbers; I posted a link to those IMEI numbers somewhere on here on the Forums.
The experience I have had is that the phones whose IMEI numbers have been spoofed have better service then the actual "Kosher Phones" then sell in stores. If only I can figure how to do it myself  ::)
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=102932.msg2082664#msg2082664
I'm pretty sure you can do it with these boxes/software. I never looked into it much but I think this is how all the guys do network unlocking

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« Reply #867 on: August 25, 2020, 11:00:08 PM »
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=102932.msg2082664#msg2082664
I'm pretty sure you can do it with these boxes/software. I never looked into it much but I think this is how all the guys do network unlocking
I wouldn't mind a lesson or two on how all this works.

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« Reply #868 on: August 26, 2020, 06:34:40 AM »
I wouldn't mind a lesson or two on how all this works.

 If you find someone, keep me posted. I'll definitely join.
Me too.
Anyone know anyone who is willing to give a class or two over Zoom. I would even be willing a to pay a  drop for it.

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« Reply #869 on: August 27, 2020, 02:35:12 PM »
Me too.
Anyone know anyone who is willing to give a class or two over Zoom. I would even be willing a to pay a  drop for it.
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