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List of Many Flip Phones. (No smartphones)
A lot of the descriptions is my opinion.
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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 Classic Flip L125 – Tracfone (DDF Topic)

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Tracfone (and all Tracfone carrier, like: Net10, Total Wireless, Wing and possibly more)

Koshering services;
•   http://kosherlgclassic.com/ (Talk Only $24.99 or Custom $29.99, strong)
•   http://filterlg.com/ (free, strong, but has limitation READ INSTRUCTIONS)
•   https://www.apps4flip.com/lgclassicflip/ (Remove apps with ADB, no reset protection)
•   Tag, Geder, and Meshumer locations can install a block as well

Probably the best quality phone from all the cheap (you can get it for like $30) phones, but the big limitation is that it's carrier locked to Tracfone carriers and cannot be used with normal Verizon plans or other Verizon NVNOs, Until it has active service for a year two months.

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 messaging 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 E-4610

•   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 E-4810
MSRP: $240

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (4g)

Successor to the DuraXV above. More rugged, Thicker, Heavier. Now with USB-C!
Message+ Replaced with a slower clunkier messaging app.

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)
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.

Sonim xp3800

Compatible Networks;
Verizon (4g)
ATT (4g)
Unlocked versions available

Great phone, similar to the Kyocera Dura series
Can be kashered by tag

Alcatel Go Flip ATT  T-MOBILE




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


Site that allow you to search based on features and network -
https://dumbphones.pory.app/

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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« Reply #941 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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Excuse my ingnorance, what's wing?

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« Reply #944 on: November 09, 2020, 02:04:58 PM »
Any one know how tracfone service is in Lakewood?

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« Reply #945 on: November 09, 2020, 07:00:32 PM »
Is there any phone >>with a Qwerty keyboard<< that would not have access to internet/browser? My wife mainly needs GPS, e-mail and maybe whatsapp
Ideally for T-Mobile or possibly AT&T. Thanks

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Any one know how tracfone service is in Lakewood?
Depends which Carrier you use? They can work on any of the four major Network.

 I tried it on Verizon, worked well.
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Is there any phone >>with a Qwerty keyboard<< that would not have access to internet/browser? My wife mainly needs GPS, e-mail and maybe whatsapp
Ideally for T-Mobile or possibly AT&T. Thanks
SmartPhone with a filter?
Blackberry with parental controls in place?
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Depends which Carrier you use? They can work on any of the four major Network.

 I tried it on Verizon, worked well.

So besides activating tracfone service I have to order a seperate thing from Verizon?

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SmartPhone with a filter?
Blackberry with parental controls in place?
Yeah, those I know. I'm trying to avoid a monthly filter expense..... I guess I can also have TAG lock anything not needed. I guess I was looking more for something of the old days that cannot even access more than what I mentioned. But the "old days" phones also cannot access e-mail and no GPS either so I guess she'll need a smartphone in some form  ::)

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« Reply #950 on: November 10, 2020, 04:31:23 PM »
So besides activating tracfone service I have to order a seperate thing from Verizon?
You can get Verizon coverage trough Tracfone (Tracfone offers coverage for the following networks: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint/T-Mobile)

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So besides activating tracfone service I have to order a seperate thing from Verizon?
No, just through TracFone, and you choose which carrier.
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« Reply #952 on: November 12, 2020, 01:25:07 AM »
What's the easiest way to unlock the Verizon Prepaid Kyocera cadence?
   Need a pin to use with another carrier.

 Anyone with a reference with whom they used or how they unlocked it?
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« Reply #953 on: November 12, 2020, 12:46:02 PM »
Yeah, those I know. I'm trying to avoid a monthly filter expense..... I guess I can also have TAG lock anything not needed. I guess I was looking more for something of the old days that cannot even access more than what I mentioned. But the "old days" phones also cannot access e-mail and no GPS either so I guess she'll need a smartphone in some form  ::)

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KosherShield.com is doing Samsung devices only. Correct?

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What's the easiest way to unlock the Verizon Prepaid Kyocera cadence?
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 Anyone with a reference with whom they used or how they unlocked it?

Call Verizon and pay for 1 month of service and ask to unlock it

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Call Verizon and pay for 1 month of service and ask to unlock it
One month of service cost?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #958 on: November 13, 2020, 12:07:14 AM »
Is there anyone who would fix/replace the outer screen of an Alcatel Smartflip?
If yes, approximately how much would it be?
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« Reply #959 on: November 13, 2020, 12:20:13 AM »
Is there anyone who would fix/replace the outer screen of an Alcatel Smartflip?
If yes, approximately how much would it be?
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I doubt much cheaper then a new one.
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