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List of Many Flip Phones. (No smartphones)
A lot of the descriptions is my opinion.
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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 #1240 on: January 03, 2021, 07:34:24 PM »
Anyone know how i can get my hands on a folder 1 for a reasonable price (if it is possible to get at all)? I have been looking for a decent phone at a good price for a while, and have come out almost emptyhanded.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1241 on: January 03, 2021, 10:13:34 PM »
OK whatever it is, for the simplicity of the forum can we just stick to the USA names only please. Thank you  :)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1242 on: January 04, 2021, 12:13:18 AM »
Anyone know how i can get my hands on a folder 1 for a reasonable price (if it is possible to get at all)? I have been looking for a decent phone at a good price for a while, and have come out almost emptyhanded.
OK whatever it is, for the simplicity of the forum can we just stick to the USA names only please. Thank you  :)
And if someone needs info on a non-USA 'Folder 1', how should he name it?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1243 on: January 04, 2021, 09:39:39 AM »
And if someone needs info on a non-USA 'Folder 1', how should he name it?
Exactly that. But lets stop calling the LG Classic the "LG folder 2" 'because thats what its really called in Korea"

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1244 on: January 04, 2021, 11:32:50 AM »
Exactly that. But lets stop calling the LG Classic the "LG folder 2" 'because thats what its really called in Korea"
you are incorrect. The whole international market calls it that, including india and soon to be europe.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1245 on: January 04, 2021, 12:46:49 PM »
Can we use locked tracfone phone (LG classic) with Net10?
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1246 on: January 04, 2021, 01:56:19 PM »
you are incorrect. The whole international market calls it that, including india and soon to be europe.
Correct. They also use Metric, we don't. Most of us are in USA. We are not India & Europe

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Can we use locked tracfone phone (LG classic) with Net10?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1248 on: January 04, 2021, 06:09:55 PM »
Exactly that. But lets stop calling the LG Classic the "LG folder 2" 'because thats what its really called in Korea"
No one is changing to call it 'folder 2' instead of 'LG Classic Flip'. 
@Kosher_Cellutions once mentioned 'folder 2' as a 'by-the-way'
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Thank you for the kind words. This phone goes by the folder 2 and is sold all over the world.
and people were curious about it, so we explained what it is.
That's all.
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« Reply #1249 on: January 04, 2021, 06:20:54 PM »
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1250 on: January 05, 2021, 07:30:43 AM »
Maybe T-Mobile DIGITS
Currently working on this for the LG UN220. Having difficulty removing need for Play Services. Anyone have luck with this?

I know its unlikely, just putting this out there

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1252 on: January 05, 2021, 07:41:12 AM »
It's a worldwide phone sold in multiple countries. Its here already in the states as the Wine 2  and sold in 12 different variations of it is being used by over 10 cdma carriers here in the usa.
Curiously enough it was sent to dozens of reviewers to test in April (y'all can search youtube), yet was never directly released in the US.
LG seemed to be very excited about the device.....

Also slight variations in button layout: Folder 2 has a voice command button, while the Classic puts it on the clear button and has speakerphone in its stead.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1253 on: January 05, 2021, 08:30:36 AM »
Curiously enough it was sent to dozens of reviewers to test in April (y'all can search youtube), yet was never directly released in the US.
LG seemed to be very excited about the device.....

Also slight variations in button layout: Folder 2 has a voice command button, while the Classic puts it on the clear button and has speakerphone in its stead.
Any specific states that it ships to? Want to get a handful of these.
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« Reply #1254 on: January 05, 2021, 08:45:43 AM »
Any specific states that it ships to? Want to get a handful of these.
The Folder 2? not so easily availible.
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« Reply #1255 on: January 05, 2021, 08:54:40 AM »
The Folder 2? not so easily availible.
Even in the southern part of the us?
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« Reply #1256 on: January 05, 2021, 09:16:25 PM »
How about US Mobile?
Won't work with US Mobile

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1257 on: January 07, 2021, 07:28:49 AM »
Even in the southern part of the us?
Look at the small, regional carriers. They carry it as wine 2
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1258 on: January 08, 2021, 02:03:55 AM »
Look at the small, regional carriers. They carry it as wine 2
Can you explain please?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #1259 on: January 09, 2021, 11:48:46 PM »
Where can I get the new LG Wine 2 LTE? I need a solid 4g flip phone to work with Verizon.
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