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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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Alcatel/TCL Go Flip (6)
Alcatel TCL Flip 2, From Tracfone or Amazon
TCL Classic 4058C, Sold on TCL
TCL Classic, From Cricket
TCL Flip Go, From UScellular
TCL Flip Go, From T-Mobile

Probably the successor to the LG Classic. $20 for the Tracfone version. Runs very well.
TAG can Kasher, Also @kosher_cellutions kashers, and there are people working on a free filter as well.

Update (9/22/22): A free talk/text filter is available. Filter with Waze (and maybe more) coming soon!

Not to be confused with the tcl 4056 phones which look the same but run KaiOs and are much buggier.

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, delicate, suffers from durability issues
Not sold anymore. Street price is over $400.

LG Classic Flip L125 – Tracfone (DDF Topic)
•   Can be  koshered: Yes
Decent phone from a well-known manufacturer
Successor to the LG Exalt, 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 were shrunk a little to make it a little less unwieldly to hold . . The street price of $30 is has jumped and it now hovering at about $150.

Compatible Networks;
•   Tracfone (and all Tracfone sub-carriers, 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 MVNOs, Until it has active service for a year two months.

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)
Not applicable


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 $250

Kyocera DuraXV LTE E-4610
•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (2g, bad reception)

Similar to Kyocera Cadence above but in a slightly bigger, rugged package. And added video playback capability. Great choice if you can find a good one.

Kyocera DuraXV Extreme E-4810
MSRP: $240

•   Can be  koshered: Yes

Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (3g),
•   T-Mobile (4g)

Successor to the DuraXV above. More rugged, Thicker, Heavier. Now with USB-C!
Message+ Replaced with a slower clunkier messaging app.

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)
Cheap price, cheap quality. Buttons seem to wear out pretty quickly.

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.
Many many different iterations of these. Some can be filtered. Some cannot. Most are bad phones.

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.

Sonim xp3800
Compatible Networks;
Verizon (4g)
ATT (4g)
Unlocked versions available

Great phone, similar to the Kyocera DuraXV series
Can be kashered by TAG

Sunbeam
Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)
•   ATT (4g),
•   T-Mobile (4g)

Can be purchased kashered by TAG
Has a very good voice-to-text option @ $5 a month

Ans F30 Kosher
Offered by meshimer
Compatible Networks;
•   Verizon (4g)

Fig Kosher flip
Sold koshered

Nokia 6300 4G GSM
Sold koshered

Compatible Networks;
•   ATT (4g)
•   T-Mobile (4g)

Other niche options you may want to look into, and up and coming:

Keyphone  https://keyphone.tech
Mindphone  https://greentouchstore.com/pages/mind
Light phone ii $350 E-ink phone   https://www.thelightphone.com]T-Mobile
Punkt MP02    https://www.punkt.ch/en/products/mp02-4g-mobile-phone/

In Short (for most people)

Verizon- Find the Kyocera Cadence or Kyocera DuraXV E-4610
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

Site that allow you to search based on features and network -
https://dumbphones.pory.app/

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.

UPDATE: I switched to the Kyocera Cadence and overall, its pretty good.
I also have answers to my questions. To be very brief:
Real operating systems cost $$$$ and no one is willing to put in that much for a basic phone. They all use android (free) Or KaiOS (free and terrible) which dont come readily set up for a flip and have to be "stuffed in". Fulll android+cheapest hardware= Mess
Its hard for small companies to make their own phone due to the massive costs of certification approval and similar.


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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2061 on: July 14, 2022, 03:29:10 AM »

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2062 on: July 14, 2022, 03:31:39 AM »
You probably mean the VN220 bec the UN model is essentially a brick. Works with no carriers.

The BASIC phone arena is a mess, due to big companies like Verizon trying to maximize profits by trying to make their own garbage (Orbic Journey V we are looking at you), instead of letting real brands (LG, Kyocera), continue their models.
Part of Verizons agenda is to push ppl to smartphones with larger data consumption. This involves intentionlly producing bad flip phones that will cause users to throw up their hands in fustration. They sell the functional Kyocera e4810 bc they do need such a device for bussinesses and first responders.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2063 on: July 14, 2022, 04:04:52 PM »
Part of Verizons agenda is to push ppl to smartphones with larger data consumption. This involves intentionlly producing bad flip phones that will cause users to throw up their hands in fustration. They sell the functional Kyocera e4810 bc they do need such a device for bussinesses and first responders.
Interesting and common argument. But if so, they can just not produce flip phones, or produce just one. The fact that there more flip phones out with them NOW than in any time in recent memory disproves this theory though. They don't mind if you use the flip phone, their plans are rip-off (and confusing) enough to make plenty of $ anyway. They just want to double down an make more on no-name junk than work with reputable manufacturers.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2064 on: July 15, 2022, 08:23:30 PM »
I am back, what did I miss? ;D ;)

New phone coming out soon, supports over 50 Kosher apps. Hebrew typing, mouse, voice access, more :P



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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2065 on: July 17, 2022, 12:40:22 AM »
I am back, what did I miss? ;D ;)

New phone coming out soon, supports over 50 Kosher apps. Hebrew typing, mouse, voice access, more :P



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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2066 on: July 17, 2022, 05:36:58 AM »
I am back, what did I miss? ;D ;)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2067 on: July 17, 2022, 08:11:19 AM »
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He is too late to the game. Many other "insiders" are beating him to this. He is an outsider trying to exploit the market.

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2068 on: July 17, 2022, 08:48:17 PM »
I am back, what did I miss? ;D ;)

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we didnt miss your attitude at all...... now get lost again!

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2069 on: July 17, 2022, 09:57:12 PM »
I am back, what did I miss? ;D ;)

New phone coming out soon, supports over 50 Kosher apps. Hebrew typing, mouse, voice access, more :P
Looks promising.
we didnt miss your attitude at all...... now get lost again!
I disagree on the latter.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2070 on: July 17, 2022, 10:13:17 PM »
we didnt miss your attitude at all...... now get lost again!
Doesn't seem like your attitude is that great
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2071 on: July 18, 2022, 11:38:09 AM »
He is too late to the game. Many other "insiders" are beating him to this. He is an outsider trying to exploit the market.

Sorry you feel that way, I have been doing kosher phones for over 10 years. I will only come out with a product users can enjoy and a device that has a software that will not cause a bad user experience.
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2072 on: July 18, 2022, 03:32:25 PM »
Does anyone have any feedback on the new Kosher Fig Flip phone, also what's the best network it is compatible with?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2073 on: July 18, 2022, 04:16:11 PM »
Does anyone have any feedback on the new Kosher Fig Flip phone, also what's the best network it is compatible with?
https://forums.apps4flip.com/d/390-new-fig-kosher-phone
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2074 on: July 18, 2022, 05:39:26 PM »
This was mentioned here in a different topic

https://keyphone.tech/

I was told by my schools technology rep.
This phone is being developed by a from guy.
He's trying to market it in the general market through schools for younger generation.

He will have a version under a different name (lit) specifically for the frum community.

Anyone know anything more?
Site is now updated with new info/images.

I know the guy, and it looks promising.
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✓ Listings: Minyan, Business, Shul
✓ Zmanim-Based Alarm Clock
✓ SMS Verification Codes (Talk only models)
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(I don't like the color codes, which will be visible to all what kind of device you have, but that's just his type)

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2075 on: July 18, 2022, 07:02:19 PM »
Doesn't seem like your attitude is that great
after the way he acted he doesn't deserve better..........

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2076 on: July 18, 2022, 08:37:45 PM »
Dont be so mad  :D
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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2077 on: July 18, 2022, 10:17:53 PM »
after the way he acted he doesn't deserve better..........
Give the guy a second chance.

Everyone only lives once, no need to hold it against him for so long.
Money talks...mine says goodbye!

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2078 on: July 19, 2022, 12:38:44 PM »
Site is now updated with new info/images.

I know the guy, and it looks promising.
✓ Banking
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✓ Car service
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✓ SMS Verification Codes (Talk only models)
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(I don't like the color codes, which will be visible to all what kind of device you have, but that's just his type)

  its a basic phone?

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Re: REVIVE THE FLIP PHONE
« Reply #2079 on: July 25, 2022, 01:34:53 AM »
Can the Kyocera E4810 be used on carriers other than Verizon, such as AT&T and T-Mobile?