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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 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.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #975 on: November 15, 2020, 07:03:41 PM »
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Why?
Theres a guy in boro park that fixes these. Im sure theres a guy in Lakewood too, but I dont know of any. Probably worth buying a new phone though..

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« Reply #976 on: November 17, 2020, 06:20:33 PM »
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« Reply #977 on: November 19, 2020, 02:18:54 PM »
Where can I get a good flip phone online or in a national store like Walmart etc (I live out of town....), talk and text only that goes with a cheap plan? I don't care who as long as reception is decent. Maybe Tello (Sprint network) or Mobi (Verizon network)
Or any other cheap plan (feel free to suggest  ;) )
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« Reply #978 on: November 19, 2020, 02:34:24 PM »
Where can I get a good flip phone online or in a national store like Walmart etc (I live out of town....), talk and text only that goes with a cheap plan? I don't care who as long as reception is decent. Maybe Tello (Sprint network) or Mobi (Verizon network)
Or any other cheap plan (feel free to suggest  ;) )
https://fave.co/2KKgdXO kosher phone from ebay was advertised on DDMS (it's not on sale anymore though). It works with all the regular networks besides Verizon.
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« Reply #979 on: November 19, 2020, 02:46:24 PM »
https://fave.co/2KKgdXO kosher phone from ebay was advertised on DDMS (it's not on sale anymore though). It works with all the regular networks besides Verizon.
Thank you. Do you know if this phone is half decent?  :)
I assume it won't work on Sprint either since it's a GSM phone. Or will it now that they merged with T-Mobile??

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« Reply #980 on: November 19, 2020, 02:54:34 PM »
Thank you. Do you know if this phone is half decent?  :)
I assume it won't work on Sprint either since it's a GSM phone. Or will it now that they merged with T-Mobile??
My wife uses it and it's less buggy and faster than the non-kosherized one but the loading is still a bit slow. Overall, she's happy with it. She has it with at&t so I'm not 100% sure about others. I was under the impression that only Verizon uses a different system but I may be wrong.
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« Reply #981 on: November 20, 2020, 04:06:24 PM »
Thank you. Do you know if this phone is half decent?  :)
I assume it won't work on Sprint either since it's a GSM phone. Or will it now that they merged with T-Mobile??

Get the LG Classic and if you want it on Verizon buy the Net10 Model if you want it on Tmobile buy the Walmart Mobile one and I can filter it for $25

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Get the LG Classic and if you want it on Verizon buy the Net10 Model if you want it on Tmobile buy the Walmart Mobile one and I can filter it for $25
He said he wanted it pre-filtered because he lives out of town. Can you filter it remotely?
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« Reply #983 on: November 21, 2020, 09:09:47 PM »
He said he wanted it pre-filtered because he lives out of town. Can you filter it remotely?
That's called team viewer.
  Kosher cellular has the filter which doesn't get removed with a factory wipe, much better filter.
   Though a basic filter you can put on by yourself, but if the device is factory wiped it can come off.
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« Reply #984 on: November 21, 2020, 09:10:37 PM »
Get the LG Classic and if you want it on Verizon buy the Net10 Model if you want it on Tmobile buy the Walmart Mobile one and I can filter it for $25
Interesting, didn't know that.
 The TracFone version devices are usually impossible to remove.
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« Reply #985 on: November 22, 2020, 02:14:18 PM »
He said he wanted it pre-filtered because he lives out of town. Can you filter it remotely?

My filter work is done remotely for the LG Classic

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That's called team viewer.
  Kosher cellular has the filter which doesn't get removed with a factory wipe, much better filter.
   Though a basic filter you can put on by yourself, but if the device is factory wiped it can come off.

Our filters dont come off.

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« Reply #987 on: November 22, 2020, 02:17:09 PM »
Our filters dont come off.
Yes that's a good thing in a way.
  It's tamper proof.

 But then again a phone like the Kyocera Cadence where people want to put on waze or some other apps it's a bit annoying.
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« Reply #989 on: November 22, 2020, 03:04:56 PM »
Get the LG Classic and if you want it on Verizon buy the Net10 Model if you want it on Tmobile buy the Walmart Mobile one and I can filter it for $25

I'm not familiar with these phones? Buy them where? They seem to be for Tracfone??