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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 #270 on: March 04, 2019, 03:05:54 PM »
https://www.thekosheros.com/kosher-os

Wrong thread!  >:( >:( >:(

None of the phones there are flip phones, or have any physical keypads!
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« Reply #271 on: March 28, 2019, 09:23:27 PM »
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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« Reply #272 on: August 05, 2019, 12:13:50 AM »
Any recommendations for a 4G flip phone to use with red pocket?

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« Reply #273 on: August 05, 2019, 08:44:56 AM »
Any recommendations for a 4G flip phone to use with red pocket?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #274 on: August 05, 2019, 10:00:29 AM »
Any recommendations for a 4G flip phone to use with red pocket?
Red pocket works on all 4 carriers. You have to know if it’s red pocket Verizon, sprint, T-Mobile or att.

And if you are using a flip phone you probably don’t use data. Then you have better options
The cheapest talk and text plan that I know of are
On the Verizon network u.s.mobile totals ~ $14
On the sprint network  tello ~ $10
On the AT&T network freeUp $10
On the T-Mobile network ultra mobile ~ $ 12
I wrote ~ because of the taxes vary from state to state

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #275 on: August 05, 2019, 11:43:01 AM »
Red pocket works on all 4 carriers. You have to know if it’s red pocket Verizon, sprint, T-Mobile or att.

And if you are using a flip phone you probably don’t use data. Then you have better options
The cheapest talk and text plan that I know of are
On the Verizon network u.s.mobile totals ~ $14
On the sprint network  tello ~ $10
On the AT&T network freeUp $10
On the T-Mobile network ultra mobile ~ $ 12
I wrote ~ because of the taxes vary from state to state
Thanks. I'm ccurrently on redpocket verizon. Now for the phone recommendations....

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #276 on: August 05, 2019, 11:48:54 AM »
Kyocera Dura?
Seems too clunky.  How the software?

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« Reply #277 on: August 05, 2019, 12:04:37 PM »
any recommendations for a 4g flip phone that works with AT&T?
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« Reply #278 on: August 05, 2019, 12:12:55 PM »
any recommendations for a 4g flip phone that works with AT&T?
Unlocked verizon 4g flip phones work with AT&T but you may not get the best reception because they don’t have all the AT&T bands

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« Reply #279 on: August 05, 2019, 12:34:49 PM »
Unlocked verizon 4g flip phones work with AT&T but you may not get the best reception because they don’t have all the AT&T bands
Thanks - is that the best option? Are there unlocked AT&T 4g phones out there?
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« Reply #280 on: August 05, 2019, 06:40:04 PM »
Thanks - is that the best option? Are there unlocked AT&T 4g phones out there?
Best Buy has now att 4g flip phone for $30 in store only

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« Reply #281 on: August 05, 2019, 07:49:37 PM »
Best Buy has now att 4g flip phone for $30 in store only
cool! do you have a link to the phone? would it work with prepaid plans?
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« Reply #282 on: August 05, 2019, 08:04:43 PM »
cool! do you have a link to the phone? would it work with prepaid plans?
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-prepaid-alcatel-cingular-flip-2-with-4gb-memory-prepaid-cell-phone-dark-gray/6265817.p?skuId=6265817 it is a prepaid Phone. It’s not the best phone, people are complaining how slow the phone responds to the keys pressed but it works. I bought it to be used with a freeUp sim that is $10 a month talk and text and it worked right out of the box ( I had to connect the phone via WiFi in order to setup the phone and go through a tutorial ) pm me for a referral to freeUp

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #283 on: August 05, 2019, 08:16:44 PM »
Any recommendations for a 4G flip phone to use with red pocket?
Why not use that silver flip phone that everyone's using with verizon. (the one that has no screen on the outside part of the flip).

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #284 on: August 05, 2019, 08:18:48 PM »
Why not use that silver flip phone that everyone's using with verizon. (the one that has no screen on the outside part of the flip).
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