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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 #930 on: October 29, 2020, 03:33:40 AM »

Do you guys offer any unlock for this model as well?
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« Reply #931 on: October 29, 2020, 09:36:05 AM »
Are there any no-texting kosher phones that will send an autoreply if someone sends a text to that number, so they know that the message was not received?

Or is that just a carrier thing?
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« Reply #932 on: October 29, 2020, 11:57:42 AM »
Are there any no-texting kosher phones that will send an autoreply if someone sends a text to that number, so they know that the message was not received?

Or is that just a carrier thing?

LG Classic

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« Reply #933 on: October 29, 2020, 11:59:24 AM »
LG Classic
Is it a good phone? Does it do 4g with AT&T? And who sells it in Kosher?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #934 on: October 30, 2020, 12:37:58 AM »
Overall a good phone, Locked to tracfone at the moment.

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« Reply #935 on: October 30, 2020, 09:50:35 AM »
Overall a good phone, Locked to tracfone at the moment.
Ah, won't help me then. Thanks for the info!
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #936 on: October 30, 2020, 02:22:02 PM »
I believe TracFone is available for $15 a month for unlimited talk and text and one gigabyte of data. This is available on any of the three major networks. Correct me if I’m wrong. Unless someone requires the roaming capabilities of going directly to the major carriers or is tied down to a plan I don’t see the downside of switching to this MVNO. 
I will say though that a while back i ported my number over there and my phone was off-line for about six hours.

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« Reply #937 on: October 30, 2020, 02:50:27 PM »
I believe TracFone is available for $15 a month for unlimited talk and text and one gigabyte of data. This is available on any of the three major networks. Correct me if I’m wrong. Unless someone requires the roaming capabilities of going directly to the major carriers or is tied down to a plan I don’t see the downside of switching to this MVNO. 
I will say though that a while back i ported my number over there and my phone was off-line for about six hours.
Does it do 4G AT&T?
Also, my original Q was about kosher phones. Can this be bought kosher / can it be kosherized?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #938 on: October 30, 2020, 04:10:17 PM »
It can run on At&t network, via tracfone, but you cannot insert your own sim. Kosher status is sketchy... Some people offer to do it but TAG warned that some may not be 100% perfect and may have some loopholes. ask Kosher_Cellutions what he can do.

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« Reply #939 on: November 02, 2020, 01:24:22 AM »
Tag is doing it now and using our approved solution with no loopholes.

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« Reply #940 on: November 02, 2020, 07:18:18 AM »
Tag is doing it now and using our approved solution with no loopholes.
are there any kosher flip phones that can run WhatsApp ?

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« Reply #941 on: November 02, 2020, 12:30:39 PM »
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@Kosher_Cellutions  any way to make a visible sim work on verizon unlocked flip phone?

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« Reply #942 on: November 02, 2020, 12:32:34 PM »
member=27490]Kosher_Cellutions[/member] any way to make a visible sim work on verizon unlocked flip phone?

I dont know I dont activate or unlock these phones but I know Wing works.

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« Reply #943 on: November 02, 2020, 12:34:57 PM »
Excuse my ingnorance, what's wing?

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