Things has been providing business and residential solutions for the St.
Paul / Minneapolis area since 1984. If you’re looking for a phone system
- purchasing a new or used phone - in need of a service call - phone
repair or part - you’ve come to the right place! Phones ‘N Things
carries an extensive inventory of telephones from the past to the
present including single, multi-line, and cordless telephones for your
home or office!
deregulated the phone industry in 1984, owner Max Ratner,
opened his first store on Rice Street in St. Paul, Minneapolis. In the
late 80’s and early 90’s, three more stores were opened: Grand Avenue,
Lexington & Larpenteur and Lake & Hennepin. By 2000, they were
consolidated into one location at Rice Street & Hwy 694. Highway
construction in August ’06 necessitated another move to his present
location at 1897 Rice St. He continues to offer a unique buying
experience in person and over the Internet, serving both business and
residential customers. Max’s attention to detail and his personal
fascination with telephones, particularly “old phones” has allowed his
passion to stay alive for over 23 years! From installing multi lined
telephone systems for both large and small businesses, to restoring old
relics like wooden wall crankers or cleaning touch pads on push button
phones, Max has done it all!
WHAT THEY OFFER:
PHONES ‘N THINGS continues to match the pace of the ever
changing telecommunications market. Businesses today require
sophisticated equipment to merge with their computers, fax machines and
multi line needs. That means selling state of the art telephone
equipment and offering superior service and installation.
Max and his team specialize in finding the best applications for their
customers’ individual telecommunication needs. Whether it’s for a
business or home, customer service is top priority. Full
demonstrations of product use and warrantees are included; “above and
beyond” most retailers or service departments.
Leeanne Barr, with over 15
years of experience in retail at major department stores, handles
publications and merchandising.
Tim Thurnbeck, our lead
installer, has been in the telecommunications industry for over 20
years. His expertise and attention to detail guarantees our customers a
first rate installation and follow up. His customers fondly refer to him
as "Tim, The Telephone Man." Tim specializes in the following menu of
products and installation services:
-NEC, PANASONIC, NORTEL, AVAYA, AT&T, IWATSU, VODAVI, INTERTEL, SAMSUNG,
-VOICE/DATA CABLING, PAGING, DVR/CAMERA SYSTEMS, EMERGENCY SERVICE
CALLS, AND OTHER LOW VOLTAGE APPLICATIONS.
The lost art of phone repair and restorations is alive and well at
PHONES ‘N THINGS where they have been dedicated to recycling long before
it became a social concern. Retro is back, yet Max has been selling and
collecting retro phones for years. These phones were designed to
last! Remember the Princess phones of the 60s? How about the old
finger wheels? An extensive library of vintage parts allows him to
handle most repairs. If he doesn’t have it, he’ll find it -
recently as far away as Norway!
this fast-paced world that encourages disposal of everyday conveniences
to make way for the latest trend,
PHONES ‘N THINGS and the Western Electric Store still care for the traditions of the past.
Visit PHONES ‘N THINGS and the Western Electric Store where traditional service is served up
in these non-traditional times!
If you're having phone problems:
Trouble hearing on your phone?
Numbers too small to read?
Ringer needs adjusting?
Feel like throwing your old phones out?
WE HAVE A BETTER SOLUTION!
"New isn’t always
The most unique part of our business is that
and locate hard-to-find replacement parts
for your home or office.
“We buy, sell, trade and
recycle telephones of all kinds.”
BRING OR SEND FOR IMMEDIATE SERVICE!
(651) 787-DIAL (3425)
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