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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.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #795 on: July 05, 2020, 12:38:43 PM »
No that's the old one. Anything with 4044 is the original one a d the letters afterward  indicate the carrier variant.
Thanks!
So brings me back to my question of where to buy the new one online, unlocked. Preferably from a real store so I can return it if I hate it. Otherwise I'll spend more to get the Schok from target.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #796 on: July 08, 2020, 02:26:53 PM »
I have an LG VN220 the WiFi calling is not working, and the option to activate it is not showing up in settings>call settings. it worked for a few days and then it stopped working although texting does work on Wi-Fi. please help

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« Reply #797 on: July 10, 2020, 01:28:43 PM »
I saw recently a flip phone with a touch screen but i couldnt see the brand etc, does anyone know what model it is?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #799 on: July 12, 2020, 12:45:06 AM »
Or Samaung Galaxy Folder
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #800 on: July 12, 2020, 07:14:56 PM »
Looking for a flip/dumb phone to use on Verizon. Are there any that could sync with my contacts that are saved to Google? Would also love if it had a qwerty keyboard but from quickly scanning though a few pages here, seems like that doesn't exist.
Best options?
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« Reply #801 on: July 15, 2020, 03:52:34 PM »
which ones support at least basic email functions ? (like reading subjects) verizon

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #802 on: July 15, 2020, 04:48:38 PM »
Kyocera duraextreme

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« Reply #803 on: July 15, 2020, 04:53:49 PM »
Looking for a flip/dumb phone to use on Verizon. Are there any that could sync with my contacts that are saved to Google? Would also love if it had a qwerty keyboard but from quickly scanning though a few pages here, seems like that doesn't exist.
Best options?
TIA
Most of the newer Alcatel sync with google. Carriers are able to disable this so check on a Verizon alcatel to see if it's there.
May not work after kashering. Depending how it's done. Ask @Kosher_Cellutions if he can do this.

which ones support at least basic email functions ? (like reading subjects) verizon
I think they all do.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #804 on: July 15, 2020, 05:57:26 PM »
Kyocera duraextreme

Can i have apps on it? like whatsapp? and what about a filter?

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« Reply #805 on: July 16, 2020, 12:42:21 AM »
Can i have apps on it? like whatsapp? and what about a filter?
Alcatel smart flip has whats app!
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« Reply #806 on: July 16, 2020, 01:16:03 AM »
Can i have apps on it? like whatsapp? and what about a filter?
You can have whatsapp or a filter.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #807 on: July 16, 2020, 08:44:04 AM »
You can have whatsapp or a filter.

Did you really think you could have your boat and heat it too?
What filter can I have?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #808 on: July 16, 2020, 10:19:27 AM »
What filter can I have?
Not a filter but TAG will put on a different operating system. 
Some are the same as the original OS and some are really good.
Also there is a DDFer who can do it for you via teamviewer.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #809 on: July 16, 2020, 10:51:21 AM »
Not a filter but TAG will put on a different operating system. 
Some are the same as the original OS and some are really good.
Also there is a DDFer who can do it for you via teamviewer.
They are changing operating system? And who can do it remotly?