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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 #195 on: July 13, 2018, 12:34:20 AM »
Yes, see below on my Exalt (with the Livigent block.)

Two other pros for the Exalt is:
1) The internet blocking is more secure and cannot be factory reset (for whom this matters.)
2) Much much more comfortable UI and options (I have used both, and while it is very hard to describe it is just much better.)


Oh wait, prepaid or postpaid?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #196 on: July 13, 2018, 12:42:06 AM »
  Can the internet be blocked on the Kyocera cadence

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #197 on: July 13, 2018, 12:43:44 AM »
  Can the internet be blocked on the Kyocera cadence

Yes
But the LG
The internet blocking is more secure and cannot be factory reset (for whom this matters.)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #198 on: July 13, 2018, 12:49:39 AM »
Oh wait, prepaid or postpaid?
Verizon's own prepaid

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #199 on: July 13, 2018, 12:50:54 AM »
Verizon's own prepaid
Hmm.. interesting.
Gonna try again tomorrow.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #200 on: July 13, 2018, 02:29:43 AM »
Are you sure it works?
what I saw it said something, application is not installed.
It has it and im not on a prepaid plan.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #201 on: July 17, 2018, 11:12:21 AM »
someone can direct me to the right thread.. because I'm not looking for a flip phone, but a full keypad dumphone that's vzw 4g compatible. Does it exist? TIA

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« Reply #202 on: July 17, 2018, 12:28:23 PM »
Does not exist as of today.

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« Reply #203 on: July 17, 2018, 12:30:47 PM »
someone can direct me to the right thread.. because I'm not looking for a flip phone, but a full keypad dumphone that's vzw 4g compatible. Does it exist? TIA
Does not exist as of today.
what about this?
Amazon.com: Samsung Stratosphere SCH-i405 4G LTE Android Black
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #204 on: July 17, 2018, 12:39:07 PM »
If Anyone wants to buy an AT&T flip phone PM me

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #206 on: July 25, 2018, 07:46:39 PM »
Hi curious what your work around is for texting while on a call with the exalt 220? By me it works with certain calls and others not. Very random.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #207 on: July 26, 2018, 06:59:56 AM »
Hi curious what your work around is for texting while on a call with the exalt 220? By me it works with certain calls and others not. Very random.
If I happen to be in my office at my desktop, or have my iPad with me and there's wifi, I use message+ on one of those. 
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« Reply #208 on: July 26, 2018, 09:56:22 AM »
Hi curious what your work around is for texting while on a call with the exalt 220? By me it works with certain calls and others not. Very random.
The easy way, if you know who's texting you or you wanna text someone in your contacts, while you on a phone call press the right soft key select contacts at the contact you have the option to send message.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #209 on: August 08, 2018, 09:18:04 AM »
Getting the 4g flip phone. If I buy a cheap smartphone also, can I switch the sim card to it to use waze etc. when necessary? I know gsm works this way, how about vzw? TIA

Also, someone mentioned its avail for $75- anyone know where? Safecell in lkwd has for $105 refurb.
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