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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 #915 on: September 24, 2020, 02:47:32 PM »
most people have data already on the plan. and its backward to disable wifi and not the browser. which makes it easy for anyone to just put in someone elses sim card.

even with a different sim card you can get data if phone plan has no data plan/subscription?
question though is can you disable wifi or not? do you know?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #916 on: September 24, 2020, 06:02:55 PM »
Anybody else have the dura extreme and having issues with messaging? It takes a really long time to load.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #917 on: September 24, 2020, 06:41:42 PM »
Anybody else have the dura extreme and having issues with messaging? It takes a really long time to load.

Yup same here, and it doesn't load NEW to OLD either.

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« Reply #918 on: October 02, 2020, 04:41:41 PM »
I remember a link posted here a while back for a $50 Verizon card sold at $30 on eBay, if anyone has the link please repost
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #919 on: October 02, 2020, 05:01:46 PM »
I remember a link posted here a while back for a $50 Verizon card sold at $30 on eBay, if anyone has the link please repost
Go on ebay buy this
  https://www.ebay.com/itm/174128066354
choose the $50 value one. activate it with your imei. It should solve the $50 rule. use it for 1 month then do whatever you want with your number.
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« Reply #920 on: October 08, 2020, 03:24:46 PM »
Simple search..
Thanks I couldn't fine it.
Purchased, activated spent an hour with Verizon and its unlocked now
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #921 on: October 09, 2020, 02:02:22 AM »
which phone?

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« Reply #922 on: October 09, 2020, 05:29:15 PM »
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #923 on: October 12, 2020, 05:14:03 PM »
What is the best Verizon flip phone available? Best place to purchase?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #924 on: October 12, 2020, 08:37:16 PM »
The kyocera cadence from ebay. See wiki

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« Reply #925 on: October 12, 2020, 11:50:43 PM »
The kyocera cadence from ebay. See wiki
why is this better than the lg exalt?

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« Reply #926 on: October 13, 2020, 11:41:05 PM »
Lg exalt is nearly impossible to get at a decent price point and is slightly less durable

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #927 on: October 28, 2020, 03:00:30 AM »
Anyone who has the LG classic flip and is happy with it?

 are you guys using it with straight talk and TracFone or did you guys get it unlocked?

 As well anyone here using it on T-Mobile or a GSM network?
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« Reply #928 on: October 28, 2020, 11:08:57 PM »
I am hearing of people happy with it on tracfone.
So far no one I know was successful in getting it unlocked....

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« Reply #929 on: October 28, 2020, 11:14:14 PM »