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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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REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« on: September 04, 2016, 08:33:08 PM »
Am I the only one around who wants to ditch my smartphone?

I have a computer at work, and aside from needing my contacts and calendar events alerts every now and then, I don't want anything else in my pocket.

Does anyone know of a flip phone that can manually import calendar events from CSV?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 10:00:02 PM »
+1 IMHO such a device could sell very well
But I would say it should have One feature namely it should sync contacts and calendar with google

I think tag etc. Should invest in something like this shouldn't be too complicated any existing feature phone could handle it with some Java coding
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 10:03:00 PM »
A friend of mine finally caved last week and ditched his flip phone for a smartphone... :)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 11:14:28 PM »
+1 IMHO such a device could sell very well
But I would say it should have One feature namely it should sync contacts and calendar with google

I think tag etc. Should invest in something like this shouldn't be too complicated any existing feature phone could handle it with some Java coding
If TAG markets it it'll be a flop. Needs irreligious imo. Also whatsapp. And tapatalk.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 11:29:37 PM »
If TAG markets it it'll be a flop. Needs irreligious imo. Also whatsapp. And tapatalk.
Big problem as WA has to be updated and that is the hard part
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 01:09:59 AM »
If TAG markets it it'll be a flop. Needs irreligious imo. Also whatsapp. And tapatalk.
These kind are already available, they are called "smartphones", the discussion here is that people want "plain" flip phone & should have nothing more then a flip phone has nowadays, just they want that the info that is already there should be synced to google, but they don't want any new features or apps.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 01:14:35 AM »
Am I the only one around who wants to ditch my smartphone?

I have a computer at work, and aside from needing my contacts and calendar events alerts every now and then, I don't want anything else in my pocket.

Does anyone know of a flip phone that can manually import calendar events from CSV?

+1 IMHO such a device could sell very well
But I would say it should have One feature namely it should sync contacts and calendar with google

I think tag etc. Should invest in something like this shouldn't be too complicated any existing feature phone could handle it with some Java coding

When making the manufacturing decision, please count me as a customer.

PS I have sprint service, so please make a sprint version. (If ever manufactured it wont be available for sprint or Verizon, as with the stupid CDMA system that the devices need to be specific for the carrier, so even if %1 of the market wants such a phone ita not worthwhile to invest in a carrier specific for this model, but %1 of the the GSM that is most of the world, there the %1 is a much bigger number & its worthwhile to produce for that %1)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 01:30:11 AM »
+1 IMHO such a device could sell very well
But I would say it should have One feature namely it should sync contacts and calendar with google
+1000000000
Though I would add some kind of a QWERTY keyboard as well as multilingual capabilities. I actually got a Nokia E72, which could have been a compromise that I might be happy with for myself if I could remove some unnecessary bloatware and have it working smoothly.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2016, 01:45:18 AM »
With you in mind  ;) Compare
These are nothing new, these are regular smart phones that are supposed to look like flip phones, but they are so big that no one mistakes them for flip.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 02:06:44 AM »
The battery life on the good old phones... Aaahh!  The only thing stopping me is the Google contacts

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2016, 10:24:49 AM »
i still have my basic flip phone. and i text with T9, which probably makes me the fastest texter in the world!!  ;) ;)
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2016, 11:29:01 AM »
i still have my basic flip phone. and i text with T9, which probably makes me the fastest texter in the world!!  ;) ;)
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