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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 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.

« Last edited by Jojo202 on December 16, 2020, 02:16:25 PM »

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #990 on: November 22, 2020, 03:48:02 PM »
I'm not familiar with these phones? Buy them where? They seem to be for Tracfone??

Go to Walmart they have them for $30
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #991 on: November 23, 2020, 02:38:57 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
Would it work to rebrand an LG classic flip from tracfone to NET10? Or do I need to actually buy the device from NET10?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #992 on: November 23, 2020, 08:26:27 PM »
Would it work to rebrand an LG classic flip from tracfone to NET10? Or do I need to actually buy the device from NET10?
anyone know? Have same question.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #993 on: November 23, 2020, 09:15:00 PM »
anyone know? Have same question.

Tracfone and Net10 are the same... They are all the same phone just on different networks. Well the Walmart Family one is on Tmobile and the rest are on Verizon CDMA
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #994 on: November 23, 2020, 09:19:26 PM »
Tracfone and Net10 are the same... They are all the same phone just on different networks. Well the Walmart Family one is on Tmobile and the rest are on Verizon CDMA
So if I bought a TracFone from Walmart, would it work with Net10?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #995 on: November 23, 2020, 11:06:23 PM »
So if I bought a TracFone from Walmart, would it work with Net10?
Yes, you can rebrand it across all four carriers.

 Tracfone/Straight Talk/Net10/Total Wireless.

  Just chat with the company you want to use it with and give them the IMEI number and zip code and you can rebrand it.

 As I'm not sure why a Net10 phone would work to use on Verizon and not a tracfone or another on of the branded phones.

 I tried to rebrand it to NET10 but it still didn't work.

 Unless you need an actual Net10 lg classic flip for it to work?
 And not a tracfone rebranded?
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« Reply #996 on: November 23, 2020, 11:09:04 PM »
Tracfone and Net10 are the same... They are all the same phone just on different networks. Well the Walmart Family one is on Tmobile and the rest are on Verizon CDMA
You seemed to say the NET10 would work with version while a tracfone would not?
  Rebranding wouldn't help?

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
  If I Buy this device straight from Net10 assuming it would work ?

anyone know? Have same question.
I tried with rebranding it didn't work.
  Maybe I actually need to buy a net10 device?

Source for rebranding is...
https://www.apps4flip.com/lgclassicflip/
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #997 on: November 24, 2020, 07:31:48 AM »
Any cheap flip phones for Talk and text, that work in tello ?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #998 on: November 24, 2020, 08:47:09 AM »
I have been using the schlock phone with page plus. Originally I was not able to get the phone to work and had to activate  the sim in a Verizon phone and then take it out and put it in the schlock phone. The problem I’ve been having is that as the plan renews each month it  can’t renew in the schlock phone.To fix this every month on the renewal date I put the sim in my wife’s Verizon phone until it renews. This month even after doing this I still get a message saying that that the phone can’t work as the sim isn’t in the phone that it was registered with. Any ideas?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #999 on: November 24, 2020, 02:28:06 PM »
You seemed to say the NET10 would work with version while a tracfone would not?
  Rebranding wouldn't help?
  If I Buy this device straight from Net10 assuming it would work ?
 I tried with rebranding it didn't work.
  Maybe I actually need to buy a net10 device?

Source for rebranding is...
https://www.apps4flip.com/lgclassicflip/
I bought the LG Classic Flip directly from Tracfone (https://shop.tracfone.com/shop/en/tracfonestore/phones/tf-lg-classic-flip-l125dl). I then purchased a net10 SIM kit for $1 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Net10-Keep-Your-Own-Phone-3-in-1-Prepaid-SIM-Kit/283230133796), then activated the Net10 SIM on an UNLOCKED SMARTPHONE. Once the SIM was activated, I put the SIM in the LG Classic Flip, and it worked perfectly!  Then I 'Koshered' it by Meshimer for $30 (they have: Email, Talk & Text, Talk Only + plus any optional features you want to block/unblock).

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1000 on: November 24, 2020, 02:53:49 PM »
I bought the LG Classic Flip directly from Tracfone (https://shop.tracfone.com/shop/en/tracfonestore/phones/tf-lg-classic-flip-l125dl). I then purchased a net10 SIM kit for $1 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Net10-Keep-Your-Own-Phone-3-in-1-Prepaid-SIM-Kit/283230133796), then activated the Net10 SIM on an UNLOCKED SMARTPHONE. Once the SIM was activated, I put the SIM in the LG Classic Flip, and it worked perfectly!  Then I 'Koshered' it by Meshimer for $30 (they have: Email, Talk & Text, Talk Only + plus any optional features you want to block/unblock).
That much I know works.
  I'm trying to get it to work with the Verizon service.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1001 on: November 25, 2020, 11:29:36 AM »
That much I know works.
  I'm trying to get it to work with the Verizon service.

You mean: to use the LG Classic Flip with Verizon direct (Verizon prepaid or post paid) ?
As far as I know, there is no way to unlock the LG Classic Flip to use with any other service provider besides Tracfone's own company’s (Tracfone, Net10, TotalWireless, SimpleMobile).

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1002 on: November 25, 2020, 11:31:23 AM »
You mean: to use the LG Classic Flip with Verizon direct (Verizon prepaid or post paid) ?
As far as I know, there is no way to unlock the LG Classic Flip to use with any other service provider besides Tracfone's own company’s (Tracfone, Net10, TotalWireless, SimpleMobile).
Exactly what he said...

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« Reply #1003 on: November 25, 2020, 12:37:20 PM »
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1004 on: November 25, 2020, 02:42:51 PM »
So I would like to get the LG classic. It's only going to be used for talk and text. The problem is that the area where it'll be used doesn't have good service except for Verizon. Based on the last few comments it seems it can't be used directly with Verizon themselves. Anyone know how good tracfone service is for talk and text compared to Verizon. Is it the exact same?