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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.

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

•   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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« Reply #960 on: November 13, 2020, 01:54:49 PM »
where do you live?

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« Reply #961 on: November 13, 2020, 02:02:01 PM »
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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Buy a new one for $30.
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« Reply #963 on: November 14, 2020, 11:53:54 PM »
Buy a new one for $30.
Where is it that cheap?

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« Reply #964 on: November 15, 2020, 02:06:58 AM »
This any good? Better than the smart flip and my flips( which are slow like a turtle).
 

 Debut Flip (4GB)
https://www.target.com/p/cricket-prepaid-debut-flip-4gb-black/-/A-80503933?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cricket-Wireless-Cricket-Debut-FLIP-4GB-Navy-Blue/523829410?

Where is it that cheap?
Btw I'm sure this isn't any worse than the smart flip which is not the greatest, the buttons has a delay big time compared to the Kyocera Cadence or the version LG VN220.

 The cricket version were avlb for $29.99 everywhere and from Walmart for $19.97.

 Don't see them at the moment.
 The cricket and at&t are the exact same.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #966 on: November 15, 2020, 03:26:34 AM »
Anyone here manually remove the browser and texting from the Kyocera Cadence?
  Or can link me to the info to do it? Thanks.
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« Reply #967 on: November 15, 2020, 09:24:20 AM »
This any good? Better than the smart flip and my flips( which are slow like a turtle).
 

 Debut Flip (4GB)
https://www.target.com/p/cricket-prepaid-debut-flip-4gb-black/-/A-80503933?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cricket-Wireless-Cricket-Debut-FLIP-4GB-Navy-Blue/523829410?
 Btw I'm sure this isn't any worse than the smart flip which is not the greatest, the buttons has a delay big time compared to the Kyocera Cadence or the version LG VN220.

 The cricket version were avlb for $29.99 everywhere and from Walmart for $19.97.

 Don't see them at the moment.
 The cricket and at&t are the exact same.
The Debut Flip is newer & more advanced than the Smartflip/GoFlip 3 (those 2 are the same, I believe)?
Where can I find info on that?
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« Reply #969 on: November 15, 2020, 10:38:12 AM »
The link shows me $29.99 (and out of stock).
Those smart flips are nothing great, quite slow and buggy. Even tag is against them, they do not recommend them.
 I have 3 of them , but garbage they are.

 Look online, I'm sure you can find them.
 Noone stocked up on them.

 Unless the company realized that they're not selling and took them off the shelves and hopefully has a better product in mind?

 What service do you need it for?
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« Reply #970 on: November 15, 2020, 01:09:18 PM »
Anyone here manually remove the browser and texting from the Kyocera Cadence?
  Or can link me to the info to do it? Thanks.
The kosher app for flip websites have ways to do that

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« Reply #971 on: November 15, 2020, 01:27:25 PM »
The kosher app for flip websites have ways to do that
Yup thanks, ended up finding that last night.
Spent some time last night reading through it on how to remove it with the command prompts, while debugging the device, downloading the command prompts and then sending the Adb codes.

 Will play around a bit later, hope I can figure it out.
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« Reply #972 on: November 15, 2020, 02:28:15 PM »
Those smart flips are nothing great, quite slow and buggy. Even tag is against them, they do not recommend them.
 I have 3 of them , but garbage they are.
What service do you need it for?
I know they're buggy & slow but what other cheap options are there?

Cricket (AT&T).

Still not seeing that price no matter how I search or which browser I use!
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« Reply #973 on: November 15, 2020, 02:43:09 PM »
I know they're buggy & slow but what other cheap options are there?

Cricket (AT&T).

Still not seeing that price no matter how I search or which browser I use!
In walmart I saw the at&t version for $40.

 Through they did have the $30 ones but only the cardboard, which you need to ask in the back if they have in stock.

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« Reply #974 on: November 15, 2020, 07:03:41 PM »
NJ.
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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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #976 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 #977 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 #978 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 #979 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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