Innovative Telephone Solutions

Restored antique telephones for sale.

Welcome to the new San Miguel Tel web site. With your purchase of whatever telephone here for a limited time, get a 10% discount when you pay with PayPal. This applies ONLY to purchases made and paid for with PayPal during the promotional period. Free shipping to all of Mexico on plasctic phones. Bakelite, metal and wood phones have a separate shipping cost. PayPal links already have the discount calculated.

Many years ago, manufacturers like Western Electric, Northern Electric, ITT, Stromberg Carlson, Automatic Electric, & Ericsson manufactured telephone to last decades, not like the telephones of today that sometimes only last months. The telephones were so tough that they were advertised with an elephant stepping on them. Gone are the days, but many of the phones remain, and here they are 100% working for your purchase.

Our telephones are not replicas. There are many we sites that sell "retro" or "antique" telephones but they are not truly as stated. if a telephone has a round pushbutton in the shape of a dial, it is probably not really as stated. There are few exceptions such as some phones from the 1970s and 1980s that were sold as "replicas" of older phones, and are now old. Also if a telephone has a dial with more than 10 digits (if it has * & #), it is not truly antique nor retro. There are also now a whole new breed of antique phone replicas from India and Asia which include rather convincing candlestick phones, until they are delivered.

These telephones can contribute to the sense of home with traditional bell ringers and familiar designs of yesteryear. They require no external power to make and receive calls. Even the pulse to tone converter is line powered. In many cases, such as with copper phone lines, your phone line keeps working in a power outage, however most modern phones do not. These phones are completely powered by the phone line.