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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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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #165 on: March 20, 2018, 10:59:14 PM »
Quick review:
The  thin metalic case remind me of the Peak device.

Keyboard is cheap'y feeling

I dont see how to ...


It does take email attachmenys+ just not pdfs.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #166 on: March 21, 2018, 10:43:15 AM »


What are the best options for a basic phone with Verizon? Wish there was a wiki here...



Kyocera LTE



LG VN220 lte from verizon is a high quality flip phone


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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #167 on: March 22, 2018, 10:16:52 PM »
In USA will it work with AT&T?
Is it GSM or CDMA?
I tried tmobile and it worked okay

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #168 on: March 22, 2018, 11:25:02 PM »
I tried tmobile and it worked okay
Phone calls?
Is it the Kyocera Cadence LTE?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #169 on: March 23, 2018, 10:56:08 AM »
Phone calls?
Is it the Kyocera Cadence LTE?

No so far I only tried vn220

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #170 on: March 23, 2018, 11:08:37 AM »
Phone calls?
Is it the Kyocera Cadence LTE?
From what I read, the Kyocera Cadence LTE supports even less bands than the VN220 (aka Exalt LTE). Based on specs It seems like its only (or main) advantage over the VN220 is an outside screen.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #171 on: March 23, 2018, 11:17:45 AM »
I tried tmobile and it worked okay
No so far I only tried vn220
From what I read, the Kyocera Cadence LTE supports even less bands than the VN220 (aka Exalt LTE). Based on specs It seems like its only (or main) advantage over the VN220 is an outside screen.
But, does it work Normal with T Mobile?

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« Reply #172 on: March 23, 2018, 01:13:46 PM »
From what I read, the Kyocera Cadence LTE supports even less bands than the VN220 (aka Exalt LTE). Based on specs It seems like its only (or main) advantage over the VN220 is an outside screen.
Correct,  most international bands aren't supported
If I have a t mobile line I can test...

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« Reply #173 on: April 09, 2018, 12:53:44 AM »


Based on specs It seems like its only (or main) advantage over the VN220 is an outside screen.



Quick review:
The  thin metalic case remind me of the Peak device.

Keyboard is cheap'y feeling

I dont see how to go to the home screen or review messages while talking on the phone. (you can compose and send emails while on the phone, but cant view them)

No email attachments

No tethering without a plan.
Seems like the list of pros is getting bigger,

On Kyocera cadence you can easily go to home screen, send/view messages while phone calls,
You can open email attachment,
You can set up mobile hotspot without a plan.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #174 on: April 30, 2018, 09:37:21 PM »
Is there a way to sync google contacts on the LG Exalt?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #175 on: May 01, 2018, 12:23:11 AM »
Is there a way to sync google contacts on the LG Exalt?
I am unaware.

Only able to backup/restore with Verizon cloud backup.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #176 on: May 02, 2018, 09:04:01 AM »
How can I get an email app working on the VZW Samsung Brightside? The icon installed leads to the VZW app store which them says the app is unavailable.
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« Reply #177 on: May 02, 2018, 05:56:32 PM »
How can I get an email app working on the VZW Samsung Brightside? The icon installed leads to the VZW app store which them says the app is unavailable.
Not sure, but do you have service with VZW themselves or through an MVNO?

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« Reply #178 on: May 02, 2018, 06:31:08 PM »
Not sure, but do you have service with VZW themselves or through an MVNO?
VZW
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