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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 #675 on: June 03, 2020, 11:02:55 PM »
I have the kyocera cadence and it keeps telling me that the usb port is over heating and it blocks the phone from actually charging. Has anyone had a similar issue with this phone?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #676 on: June 04, 2020, 12:28:01 AM »
Perhaps not the appropriate thread for this question, but I'm sure all those with flip phones suffer from Tovia mayer phone calls and the like. I wonder how others dealt with that.
Is there a way to block a phone number without the call recording going straight to voicemail?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #677 on: June 04, 2020, 09:23:32 AM »
So that works with Verizon prepaid without any unlocking? wow. you bought it from US cellular as locked? Or paid in full?
not sure kosher Ralph sold it to me

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #678 on: June 04, 2020, 02:46:19 PM »
Yes US mobile will also require device to be unlocked before use. you can try putting in a verizon prepaid sim that has been active for a while (1month+) and see if they will do it then. some reps will do it even earlier but ymmv. Try to reach the postpaid dept and then they will (sometimes) transfer you to the right dept.
Had no luck with Verizon reps, $50 spend is strict rule.
However it does look like Verizon mvno sim (USMobile) doesn't prompt for an unlock code, I still can't activate it using the locked devices IMEI however I wonder if I can activate on a donor IMEI and just pop in the USMobile sim
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #679 on: June 04, 2020, 09:37:58 PM »
I just got a verizon kyocera DuraXV Extreme for my wifes grandma. Its the best flip phone out there. Only availabke from verizon with service, but i found in a local store and got them to sell to me without service. Then i added a line to vzw with a diff phone for 45 days to get their byod 250 gc promo and that makes the phone $16. Since the promo requires a smartphone, port in, smartphone must remain active for 45 days, but line mist remain for a year. After 45 days we will swap the Kyocera onto the line.

The previous model is also great. Just slightly smaller battery and slower 32-bit processor vs faster 64 bit. Also usb c vs usb micro. This phone is military spec and has a 2 year manufacturers warranty. Military standard 810G for Dust, shock, vibration, temp extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, humidity, etc. Drop proof up to 5 feet onto concrete, IP68 dust and waterproof. I can also confirm the extreme takes a 128gb micro sd card. Speaker phone qhality is insane on both ends.

Make this a kosher phone and you'll absolutely kill the market.

Sounds good but 99% of the people I know would not walk around with a brick like that in their pocket. It is ridiculously huge! Why cant we take that same phone and just put it into a nicer package? why would Kyocera limit their audience so much??

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #680 on: June 04, 2020, 09:40:50 PM »
Maybe its time for a wiki of all available phones and their respective filtering options and capabilities.

That sounds like a good idea. I can try to work on that but it will take some time. As far as I know there is only bad news for sprint users. basically no options at all.

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« Reply #681 on: June 04, 2020, 09:42:13 PM »
I have the kyocera cadence and it keeps telling me that the usb port is over heating and it blocks the phone from actually charging. Has anyone had a similar issue with this phone?

I heard about that issue but people reported that it went away after a while. Resetting the phone might work, or try swapping the battery with someone else.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #682 on: June 05, 2020, 02:16:09 AM »
Had no luck with Verizon reps, $50 spend is strict rule.
However it does look like Verizon mvno sim (USMobile) doesn't prompt for an unlock code, I still can't activate it using the locked devices IMEI however I wonder if I can activate on a donor IMEI and just pop in the USMobile sim
My friend bought a refurbished cadence for US Mobile. He needed to use a different IMEI to activate service.

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REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #683 on: June 05, 2020, 09:26:44 AM »
Had no luck with Verizon reps, $50 spend is strict rule.
However it does look like Verizon mvno sim (USMobile) doesn't prompt for an unlock code, I still can't activate it using the locked devices IMEI however I wonder if I can activate on a donor IMEI and just pop in the USMobile sim
Go on ebay buy this
  https://www.ebay.com/itm/174128066354
choose the $50 value one. activate it with your imei. It should solve the $50 rule. use it for 1 month then do whatever you want with your number.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #684 on: June 05, 2020, 11:06:36 AM »
Go on ebay buy this
  https://www.ebay.com/itm/174128066354
choose the $50 value one. activate it with your imei. It should solve the $50 rule. use it for 1 month then do whatever you want with your number.
Good idea, have you confirmed it's working?
How can they sell $50 for $$22?

In any case I guess I need to buy a Verizon sim for each of my devices?

If so my net cost will be $58 instead of $35
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #685 on: June 05, 2020, 11:10:33 AM »
Good idea, have you confirmed it's working?
How can they sell $50 for $$22?

In any case I guess I need to buy a Verizon sim for each of my devices?

If so my net cost will be $58 instead of $35
Well you get a month of service. And your phone is unlocked

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #686 on: June 05, 2020, 11:14:14 AM »
Well you get a month of service. And your phone is unlocked
I get it, is it confirmed or it "should" work?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #687 on: June 05, 2020, 11:37:56 AM »
i still have my basic flip phone. and i text with T9, which probably makes me the fastest texter in the world!!  ;) ;)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #688 on: June 06, 2020, 08:17:22 PM »
If anyone has a Verizon E4610 that wants to make it Kosher or Talk and Text my remote solution is online. My solution allows you to even do a factory reset of the phone. (Factory reset keeps the phone kosher or talk and text still)
https://www.kosherfonewireless.com/kosher-service

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #689 on: June 07, 2020, 10:54:30 AM »
I get it, is it confirmed or it "should" work?

Got a Verizon prepaid at Target a little over a month ago. Package says unlocks after $50. Amount spent but still not working with a US MOBILE SIM.
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