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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 #870 on: August 27, 2020, 03:20:06 PM »
+1

So know we have 3... maybe we should post on DDF DO Board to see if anyone is willing is join and if anyone is willing to give the class.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #873 on: August 28, 2020, 12:42:47 PM »
Any way to mute a conversation on the new Dura Extreme?
It seems like it doesn't have the message plus app. Any work around?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #874 on: August 28, 2020, 01:41:18 PM »
I have the Wine II from US cellular. It doesn't seem to be locked but I cant find any service that it works with. A friend told me he got it to work for red pocket but not working for me. T-mobile, only Internet (4g) works but cant make calls. Verizon, works sometimes... on and off. sometimes only incoming or outgoing...

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #875 on: August 28, 2020, 01:42:31 PM »
Interesting to note that the LG exalt (suddenly?) started having 4g service with T-mobile. used to be only 2g. Still bad for the kyocera...

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #876 on: August 30, 2020, 01:08:19 AM »
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 #877 on: August 30, 2020, 02:12:44 AM »
Ok thanks for trying! It would be a big help to all of us to find out if its possible. I just have a bad feeling because every time they give that type of answer they end up saying that its not possible... I dont know what is it with the flip phones that a lot of companies have issues with the IMEI's. Even Verizon has issues with their own sometimes!

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« Reply #878 on: August 31, 2020, 11:14:31 PM »
Any response yet?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #879 on: September 01, 2020, 02:29:07 PM »
Same phone. Different networks.

What do you mean by different networks?
TracFone will work on Verizon correct

US Cellular?

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« Reply #881 on: September 01, 2020, 04:24:56 PM »
TracFone will work on Verizon correct
I don't think so

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #882 on: September 01, 2020, 05:15:58 PM »
What do you mean by different networks?
TracFone will work on Verizon correct

US Cellular?
Tracfone uses Verizon network, but its locked to their service so you cant use it with verizon direct

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #883 on: September 01, 2020, 07:15:38 PM »
Tracfone uses Verizon network, but its locked to their service so you cant use it with verizon direct

How about Page plus TracFone company?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #884 on: September 02, 2020, 04:50:20 PM »
Does anyone know if the Samsung folder would work with a Verizon SIM card?
And if TAG (or anyone else) can filter it?