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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 Classic Flip L125 – Tracfone (DDF Topic)

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Tracfone (and all Tracfone carrier, like: Net10, Total Wireless, Wing and possibly more)

Koshering services;
•   http://kosherlgclassic.com/ (Talk Only $24.99 or Custom $29.99, strong)
•   http://filterlg.com/ (free, strong, but has limitation READ INSTRUCTIONS)
•   https://www.apps4flip.com/lgclassicflip/ (Remove apps with ADB, no reset protection)
•   Tag, Geder, and Meshumer locations can install a block as well

Probably the best quality phone from all the cheap (you can get it for like $30) phones, but the big limitation is that it's carrier locked to Tracfone carriers and cannot be used with normal Verizon plans or other Verizon NVNOs, Until it has active service for a year.

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 messaging 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.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #420 on: February 17, 2020, 10:25:12 PM »
I know someone that just made exactly that. He's still having it touched up to close loopholes. But it's basically finished.
whats details?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #421 on: February 18, 2020, 03:58:01 PM »
Looking for a phone that can have text enabled or disabled by TAG. They say the only model that it can be done on is the LG 220. It is quite expensive on Amazon. Any better place to buy it? Or any other suggestions? Thanks.

ETA: Is this the best thread for this question?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #422 on: February 19, 2020, 02:09:43 AM »
Looking for a phone that can have text enabled or disabled by TAG. They say the only model that it can be done on is the LG 220. It is quite expensive on Amazon. Any better place to buy it? Or any other suggestions? Thanks.

ETA: Is this the best thread for this question?
Following, would like one as well.
 The https://www.verizonwireless.com/basic-phones/kyocera-cadence-lte/
 Works good as well and can be found for a bit cheaper online and was told some Verizon stores still have this available.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #423 on: February 19, 2020, 05:31:28 AM »
Following, would like one as well.
 The https://www.verizonwireless.com/basic-phones/kyocera-cadence-lte/
 Works good as well and can be found for a bit cheaper online and was told some Verizon stores still have this available.
However, on this one Tag charges $35 to disable, so the price difference isn't that great anymore.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #424 on: February 19, 2020, 08:01:01 AM »
Any dumb phones out there that could still connect to Google, specifically to download (and hopefully sync) my contacts? Preferably with Verizon.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #425 on: February 19, 2020, 09:09:22 AM »
Following, would like one as well.
 The https://www.verizonwireless.com/basic-phones/kyocera-cadence-lte/
 Works good as well and can be found for a bit cheaper online and was told some Verizon stores still have this available.
The Kyocera does not have the ability to reinstate texting after it has been disabled.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #426 on: February 19, 2020, 09:23:24 AM »
Could someone please explain to me the problem with texting. Why is it unacceptable?
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #427 on: February 19, 2020, 10:08:51 AM »
Any dumb phones out there that could still connect to Google, specifically to download (and hopefully sync) my contacts? Preferably with Verizon.
No.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #428 on: February 19, 2020, 10:10:54 AM »
No.
Unless he calls a blackberry classic or Q10 a dumb phone then yes.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #429 on: February 19, 2020, 10:11:42 AM »
The Kyocera does not have the ability to reinstate texting after it has been disabled.
Seems like you're a bit knowledgeable in this area, if one goes ahead and put the filter to block the internet on that phone does everything else work properly?
   
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #430 on: February 19, 2020, 10:12:06 AM »
Could someone please explain to me the problem with texting. Why is it unacceptable?
Why do you think it's UNACCEPTABLE? It's mostly a גדר some people take in themselves to be farther from technological things.

(There is however an issue some point out that in text it's much less shameful to communicate inappropriately than there is over the phone.)

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« Reply #431 on: February 19, 2020, 10:14:06 AM »
Seems like you're a bit knowledgeable in this area, if one goes ahead and put the filter to block the internet on that phone does everything else work properly?
 
You should be more detailed what you include in "everything else". But anything not related at all to internet works same as without the block.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #432 on: February 19, 2020, 10:15:30 AM »
You should be more detailed what you include in "everything else". But anything not related at all to internet works same as without the block.
Meaning will it stop the camera / the video function?

  Just curious when one blocks the actual internet entirely any chance the hotspot on such a small phone would work?
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« Reply #433 on: February 19, 2020, 10:21:09 AM »
Meaning will it stop the camera / the video function?

  Just curious when one blocks the actual internet entirely any chance the hotspot on such a small phone would work?
It does not stop anyting about the camera and video.

Hotspot can technically work with "the internet" (which means basically browsing and web connectivity), though not sure if they allow it to remain open.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #434 on: February 19, 2020, 10:40:17 AM »
Seems like you're a bit knowledgeable in this area, if one goes ahead and put the filter to block the internet on that phone does everything else work properly?
 
Nope, not knowledgeable. I'm glad @Yisroel Tech is helping you.  :)