Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 400 IP Telephone with Key Expansion Module at an Eye Doctor Office in Palatine IL

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 400 IP Telephone with Key Expansion Module at an Eye Doctor Office in Palatine IL
My fiancé and I today went and got our eyes examined and I noticed these Polycom IP phones at the reception desk.   

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at North Face Outlet Michigan City, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at North Face Outlet Michigan City, IN
Here is a pic of a non working Nortel telephone at a North Face retail store.

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4424D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4424D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago IL
As my fiancé and I were doing our wedding registry I noticed this Avaya Magix digital telephone that was originally introduced by Lucent pre Avaya.  This digital phone was a replacement for the earlier MLX Legend telephones from the 1990s, which in turn were replacements of the original Merlin 1980s sets.  All of these Merlin/Legend/Magix ...

Phone (System) of the Day: Toshiba DK Strata Phone System at a Small Retail Store

Phone (System) of the Day: Toshiba DK Strata Phone System at a Small Retail Store
I snapped a picture of this system at my friends office today.  It’s a newer Toshiba Strata digital telephone system and a pic of one of their digital telephones.  The sales of this system has held on tough through the years of Cisco and Nortel and Avaya.  I consider Toshiba the quiet player in the ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E with SIP Firmware from the Ohio State University

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E with SIP Firmware from the Ohio State University
I bought this phone on eBay, and when I plugged it in, the Avaya SIP firmware came up on it along with a login for an Ohio State University SIP line.  It appears by their website, OSU is still a Nortel Genband Centrex campus.  This SIP phone must have been a test phone.  I converted ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DP5018-S Digital Business Phone at REI Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DP5018-S Digital Business Phone at REI Chicago 
Another retailer who has abandoned their phone system for anything other than external calls.  All internal communication must be done on headsets that aren’t connected to the phone system.  Blah! What a waste of money on a good phone system.

Phone of the Day: Toshiba  DKT-3220SD Digital Phone at a Chicago Area Grocery Store

Phone of the Day: Toshiba  DKT-3220SD Digital Phone at a Chicago Area Grocery Store
A very innovative local grocery chain has installed these Toshiba DKT digital telephones at their stores throughout Chicagoland.  I assume the DKT stands for “digital key telephone,” which evolved from the early Harris Lanier Telephones (acquired around 1990 by Toshiba) EKT which stood for “electronic key telephine,” a very popular term for early electronic key ...

Phone of the Day: Cheap ATT Analog Telephone

Phone of the Day: Cheap ATT Analog Telephone
My friend Jeff sent me this pic of a cheap analog two line business phone.  It’s too bad ATT formerly Ameritech sells this crap to customers now, when in the past for two line phones, they recommended the durable Nortel M9000 and M8000 sets that are still manufactured by Aastra. 

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Digital Telephone at Vail Street Market Arlington Heights, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Digital Telephone at Vail Street Market Arlington Heights, IL
Based on my recent posts, it’s obvious there are still Nortel telephones and Nortel systems everywhere.  I spotted this Nortel single line digital telephone yesterday in the burbs at a supermarket.  The store is actually a Jewel Osco but uniquely titled Vail Street Market to fit the neighborhood with a unique name.  Jewel Osco standard ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 and M7100 at a TJ Maxx Store in Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 and M7100 at a TJ Maxx Store in Chicago, IL
While out shopping today I spotted this double opportunity photo of two phones at a TJ Maxx store layaway counter.  The one outside the layaway counter is an older grey M7100 single line set that is setup as a hotline phone, once picked up, automatically dials the service desk to tell the associates someone needs ...