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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 #345 on: October 02, 2019, 08:58:55 PM »
OK, got the Kyocera...and let me put it this way - if I were to write a review, not sure if it would belong here or in the "jokes" thread. The first nd most obvious thing is the predictive text - in what world does typing in 2-6-3 have the phone come up with "cod" as being more likely than "and?" And if there's a 1-letter word that I can get by typing the "2" key...yup, you got it, the most likely guess by the Kyocera is the word..."b"!

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« Reply #347 on: October 02, 2019, 09:59:46 PM »
Alcatel SMARTFLIP
Blockable by TAG Meshimer etc.?

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« Reply #348 on: October 02, 2019, 10:04:38 PM »
Does it have Waze?
Definitely google maps
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I dont think so.
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« Reply #349 on: October 02, 2019, 10:26:53 PM »
Does it have Waze?
So, under the Social media we have:

Facebook
Twitter

Under the Utilities we have:

Counter
Google Assistant
Google Maps
Google Search
Kai Weather
QR Reader
To-Do
Weather
Horoscope

Under the Games category we have:

2048
Astro Knot
Birdy
Castle of Magic
Coin Grab
Crazy eggs
Cuby Zap
Danger Dash
Dodgy
Drawsum
Falling Through
Flexi Snake
Fly Safe
Gems
Grumpy Gorilla
Guardians
Ice Breaker
Jimbo Jump
Monsters Burn Too
Nitro Street: Drag Mode
Nitro Street Run 2
Plan.ET
Puzzle Pets Memory
Real Football Runner
Rock the Dock
Siberian Strike
Sokoban
Stack Building
Twin Hop
Watch the Walls
Whackamole

Under the Sports category we have:
Flashscore

And under the Video category there's
Youtube

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #350 on: October 03, 2019, 03:40:00 PM »
i still have my basic flip phone. and i text with T9, which probably makes me the fastest texter in the world!!  ;) ;)

Can you elaborate on the the phone and tech you are referring to?

If ppl can share links of recommended hardware that would be helpful


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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #352 on: October 06, 2019, 03:37:27 AM »
Got the phone on Friday. Will elaborate  more tomorrow.

On the first glance its not impressive.

Max 2000 contacts so it couldn't sync all my google contacts. When you are on a call you can not access any other screen / app like text email or whats app.
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« Reply #353 on: October 06, 2019, 12:11:52 PM »
Got the phone on Friday. Will elaborate  more tomorrow.

On the first glance its not impressive.

Max 2000 contacts so it couldn't sync all my google contacts. When you are on a call you can not access any other screen / app like text email or whats app.
Does it have whatsapp? Can you install apk?
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« Reply #354 on: October 06, 2019, 12:20:32 PM »
Does it have whatsapp? Can you install apk?

Also, can Facebook be removed? Any way to get Hebrew/Yiddish input (even if only with Google Assistant voice recognition?
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« Reply #355 on: October 06, 2019, 08:09:11 PM »
Also, can Facebook be removed? Any way to get Hebrew/Yiddish input (even if only with Google Assistant voice recognition?
facebook does not come factory installedi dont see an option for hebrew
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« Reply #356 on: October 06, 2019, 08:09:33 PM »
Does it have whatsapp? Can you install apk?
yes for whatsapp dont know what apk is
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« Reply #357 on: October 06, 2019, 08:11:28 PM »
yes for whatsapp dont know what apk is
Can you make whatsapp voice calls?
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« Reply #358 on: October 06, 2019, 10:30:27 PM »
Can you make whatsapp voice calls?
No
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« Reply #359 on: October 06, 2019, 10:33:21 PM »
Not sure how dumb the architect of this job had to be to figure out that once I'm at a certain contract let's say it starts with letter Z, there's no way to get back to the search field other by wasting 15 minutes to move up to the top of the contacts
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