A variety of new flip-style phones is available from several manufacturers, including LG, Samsung, Alcatel, Kyocera and Motorola, as of 2015. They are typically sold through retail stores and cellphone service providers. Most of the major prepaid and contract cell phone service providers have a compatible flip phone option.
Users should always check with the cell phone carrier they intend to use to ensure that a compatible model is purchased. Flip phones typically are not capable of running a mobile operating system, so they have fewer features than smartphones. However, flip phones have remained popular because they are inexpensive, small and durable.