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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 #225 on: October 03, 2018, 01:20:33 PM »
At gate in LGA my LG VN220 had intermittent to no service. Moved SIM to old iPhone for service.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #226 on: October 23, 2018, 04:43:50 PM »
Are these the only 2 options for Verizon 4G flip phones?

LG VN220
Kyocera cadence

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #227 on: October 23, 2018, 07:28:06 PM »
Are these the only 2 options for Verizon 4G flip phones?

LG VN220
Kyocera cadence
ZTE. not sure the model

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #228 on: October 23, 2018, 07:30:34 PM »
Still no flip phone which has whats app?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #229 on: October 23, 2018, 08:27:59 PM »
ZTE. not sure the model

Its advertised in a kosher model?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #230 on: October 24, 2018, 01:21:23 AM »
Its advertised in a kosher model?
Umm.. don't think so. But Tag might be able to block the internet.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #231 on: October 24, 2018, 01:22:34 AM »
Still no flip phone which has whats app?
The Galaxy folder? (IIRC you mentioned something upthread having the folder no?)  LG wine?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #232 on: October 24, 2018, 07:03:36 AM »
The Galaxy folder? (IIRC you mentioned something upthread having the folder no?)  LG wine?
Also the ZTE Cymbal-T. But these are full fledged android phones, he's probably talking about a non-smartphone that is still a smartphone...  ;)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #233 on: October 24, 2018, 08:25:05 AM »
Still no flip phone which has whats app?
You can "kasher" a smartfliphone.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #234 on: October 24, 2018, 08:41:16 AM »
Also the ZTE Cymbal-T. But these are full fledged android phones, he's probably talking about a non-smartphone that is still a smartphone...  ;)
any reviews on how the whatsapp is?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #235 on: October 24, 2018, 12:04:39 PM »
any reviews on how the whatsapp is?
Why wouldn't it be good, if its a regular android system? 

The Galaxy Folder is great, all apps work fine, however in NY its only picking up 3G and its killing me.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #236 on: October 24, 2018, 12:18:39 PM »
Also the ZTE Cymbal-T. But these are full fledged android phones, he's probably talking about a non-smartphone that is still a smartphone...  ;)
I was looking around for smart flip phones and don't recall the ZTE Cymbal-T. When was it released? I see it supports 4G. If its a good phone and the apps work well I would totally ditch the folder and buy this. I just can't find too many places which sell it new which needs an explanation...

Would it work with Verizon?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #237 on: October 24, 2018, 12:24:25 PM »
I was looking around for smart flip phones and don't recall the ZTE Cymbal-T. When was it released? I see it supports 4G. If its a good phone and the apps work well I would totally ditch the folder and buy this. I just can't find too many places which sell it new which needs an explanation...

Would it work with Verizon?
it seems like its a trackfone prepaid phone. That's why your not finding it all over.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #238 on: October 24, 2018, 12:25:06 PM »
Why wouldn't it be good, if its a regular android system? 

The Galaxy Folder is great, all apps work fine, however in NY its only picking up 3G and its killing me.
no reason. Just wanted to hear experience on whatsapp and waze...

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #239 on: October 24, 2018, 09:35:22 PM »
I was looking around for smart flip phones and don't recall the ZTE Cymbal-T. When was it released? I see it supports 4G. If its a good phone and the apps work well I would totally ditch the folder and buy this. I just can't find too many places which sell it new which needs an explanation...

Would it work with Verizon?
I never used the Galaxy Folder to compare, but I own - not using much just as a toy... - a Cymbal-T and it is decent.

While the phone is sold as Tracfone Prepaid it seems to be fully compatible with Verizon's network, you gotta understand that Tracfone is just an MVNO using different carriers for different phone models, but you still might have a hard time to got Verizon to activater it (see https://www.frequencycheck.com/carrier-compatibility/7Nj1HV/zte-z353vl-cymbal-t-lte/verizon-wireless-united-states)