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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 $150

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: Yes. http://www.kosherfonewireless.com

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.


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


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) Unconfirmed
T-Mobile (4g) Unconfirmed
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
{tag lakwood says they can kasher them}

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 MoYS on July 10, 2020, 01:24:49 PM »

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #765 on: June 30, 2020, 11:31:47 PM »
My current sim card is the biggest so I would have to order, the new one would be a punch out that you can choose any size.

Not sure what's with the Nuu phone, B&H says it works for AT&T but the wiki says just Verizon. I know two people who have/had it and were not happy with it but that might have been the "kosher" software on it. Upthread it says that there are two different versions of kosher software for it.
According to the specs on neweggs website this phone would work on many at&t branded ones.https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/1552325/nuu_f4l_us_black_f4l_2_8_vga_lte.html/specs
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #766 on: June 30, 2020, 11:52:48 PM »
My current sim card is the biggest so I would have to order, the new one would be a punch out that you can choose any size.

Not sure what's with the Nuu phone, B&H says it works for AT&T but the wiki says just Verizon. I know two people who have/had it and were not happy with it but that might have been the "kosher" software on it. Upthread it says that there are two different versions of kosher software for it.
Alcatel QUICKFLIP 4044C | 4G LTE | HD Voice FlipPhone | - GSM Unlocked ($39.99)



If two out of the three bands are shown on the specs of the phone, will it work? or do you need all the specs for it to work properly?

 Shows  4G LTE: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12,
 and At&t bands for 4g are 2 / 4 / 17

 Would go for this phone if everything works out.
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« Reply #767 on: July 01, 2020, 12:01:05 AM »
Alcatel QUICKFLIP 4044C | 4G LTE | HD Voice FlipPhone | - GSM Unlocked ($39.99)



If two out of the three bands are shown on the specs of the phone, will it work? or do you need all the specs for it to work properly?

 Shows  4G LTE: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12,
 and At&t bands for 4g are 2 / 4 / 17

 Would go for this phone if everything works out.
https://www.dansdeals.com/advertisement/child-need-kosher-phone-get-one-today-via-ebay-deals/

 Found this post. So i guess this is a good option in the end, i think i'm going to go with this.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #768 on: July 01, 2020, 12:12:06 AM »
Does the Alcatel Go Flip ATT (3) work with 4g on AT&T?
https://www.phonearena.com/news/Cheat-sheet-which-4G-LTE-bands-do-AT-T-Verizon-T-Mobile-and-Sprint-use-in-the-USA_id77933

 This is a great site.

 Find the specs for this device and then see what bands it has. The more bands the better the service.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #769 on: July 01, 2020, 12:22:51 AM »
Tello has for $4 now for the first month because of July 4th.

https://tello.com/

It uses Sprint if that helps.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #770 on: July 01, 2020, 12:26:25 AM »
Right, for AT&T those are my options - Alcatel Go Flip 3 or Schok. Just need to figure out if I should even consider the Alcatel or go straight to Schok. The only thing reviewers didn't like about it is that the volume buttons are pressable when the phone is closed, so you can end up adjusting the volume by mistake if it's in a pocket or something. But not sure if that's enough of a drawback to not buy it, and it's got to be better than what I have now.
Both the alcatels and the schock have the issue where the volume can he adjusted when the phone is closed. I have both. They are both slow and buggy buy the new alcatel go flip 3 is less so. They sell an ATT version of it

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #771 on: July 01, 2020, 12:28:02 AM »
I had a tmobile sim punched out to the smallest one back a few years ago, but didn't come out the greatest but it did work.
 or take a knife and cut it yourself, match it up to a small one.

https://promotions.newegg.com/cellphone/compatibility/cell_phone_compatibility.html
 Wonder if this chart is acurate.
That chart is not up to date but it's very simple to make your own chart by going to the carriers websites.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #772 on: July 01, 2020, 12:31:46 AM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/advertisement/child-need-kosher-phone-get-one-today-via-ebay-deals/

 Found this post. So i guess this is a good option in the end, i think i'm going to go with this.
IME the software on this is terrible.  Contacts dont work at all and many other problems. The new one is slightly better but only tried with stock PS havent yet tried with kosher software

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #773 on: July 01, 2020, 12:32:33 AM »
didn't get any email from Gmail. I think it’s an issue with the device.
Do you have the browser turned on?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #774 on: July 01, 2020, 12:43:00 AM »
That chart is not up to date but it's very simple to make your own chart by going to the carriers websites.
https://www.phonearena.com/news/Cheat-sheet-which-4G-LTE-bands-do-AT-T-Verizon-T-Mobile-and-Sprint-use-in-the-USA_id77933

 This is a great site.

 Find the specs for this device and then see what bands it has. The more bands the better the service.
Hence for this chart.

IME the software on this is terrible.  Contacts dont work at all and many other problems. The new one is slightly better but only tried with stock PS havent yet tried with kosher software
what you mean by contacts not working?

Both the alcatels and the schock have the issue where the volume can he adjusted when the phone is closed. I have both. They are both slow and buggy buy the new alcatel go flip 3 is less so. They sell an ATT version of it
how much more is the flip 3?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #775 on: July 01, 2020, 03:04:11 AM »
Both the alcatels and the schock have the issue where the volume can he adjusted when the phone is closed. I have both. They are both slow and buggy buy the new alcatel go flip 3 is less so. They sell an ATT version of it
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-prepaid-alcatel-smartflip-black/6368542.p?

Is this the same or similar the to the flip 3?

 There's so many similar models.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #776 on: July 01, 2020, 04:58:40 PM »
Do you have the browser turned on?
i tried that

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #777 on: July 01, 2020, 05:16:38 PM »
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-prepaid-alcatel-smartflip-black/6368542.p?

Is this the same or similar the to the flip 3?

 There's so many similar models.
It is the 3.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #778 on: July 01, 2020, 05:26:19 PM »
Its similar to the 3
Do you suggest I go for that one that's locked and use it on H2O or wing, I'm assuming I can get it to work even though it's locked AT&t.
 Why doesn't it say it's the three just says it's the flip.

 Or do I get the one for $40 from Amazon that's GSM unlocked, the other one I had posted?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #779 on: July 01, 2020, 05:46:29 PM »
Do you suggest I go for that one that's locked and use it on H2O or wing, I'm assuming I can get it to work even though it's locked AT&t.
 Why doesn't it say it's the three just says it's the flip.

 Or do I get the one for $40 from Amazon that's GSM unlocked, the other one I had posted?
Idk what's up with the naming scheme but you can look at the model number in the specs and compare with the ATT website.

If H2o and wing use the Att network phones I dont see what the prob could be.

The ATT version would prob be better with wifi calling and VoLTE