Phone of the Day: Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 at Eataly World Trade Center New York City

Phone of the Day: Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 at Eataly World Trade Center New York City
Upon visiting the World Trade Center 9/11 memorial museum today, we needed somewhere to unwind after the long interesting but emotionally exhausting tour of the museum.  We found Eataly on the southeast corner of the WTC.  We found the bar, ordered a few drinks and then found a good comfortable seat near the coffee shop in ...

Phone of the Day: Nitsuko TIE 86057A HX/HK One Button Telephone at a Defunct Ames Department Store

Phone of the Day: Nitsuko TIE 86057A HX/HK One Button Telephone at a Defunct Ames Department Store
I was watching some retail videos today online and I found this late 1980s video concerning loss prevention at the now defunct Ames Discount Department Stores.   The girl goes to call her boss about a shoplifter on a Nitsuko TIE 86057A HX/HK One Button Telephone.  I remember these phones well from my early childhood ...

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 9820 Standard IP Phone at a Department Store in Suburban Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 9820 Standard IP Phone at a Department Store in Suburban Chicago 
I spotted this new and clean looking IP phone at a brand new department store that just opened in the suburbs west of Chicago.   They are a Midwest chain but I don’t want to give their name away on here.   The new line of Vertical Edge 9800 telephones is another choice to the ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608 IP Telephone at The Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel in Sunnyvale, California

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608 IP Telephone at The Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel in Sunnyvale, California
A few blocks away from the Avaya Corporate Headquarters in Santa Clara is a Sheraton in Sunnyvale which has an Avaya Telephone system.  This phone was spotted at the entrance to the hotel restaurant.   This phone appears to have the monochromatic display of the 9608 set, not the color 9611G which looks similar.   ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 IP Telephone at Build-A-Bear Workshop Shop at Oakbrook Center Oakbrook, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 IP Telephone at Build-A-Bear Workshop Shop at Oakbrook Center Oakbrook, IL
Today’s phone comes to you from a unique retailer (at my most favorite shopping mall in the world Oakbrook Center) that lets you pick out the body of a teddy bear and they fill it, place a heart in it and print a birth certificate for it.  Why couldn’t I think of something like that ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at a Woman’s Clothing Store Michigan City, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at a Woman's Clothing Store Michigan City, IN
I spotted this Nortel T7208 digital telephone still functioning alive and well at a woman’s clothing store that my fiancé was shopping at today.  

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M7310 Digital Telephone at Kasias Polish Deli in Ukrainian Village Chicago, IL 

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M7310 Digital Telephone at Kasias Polish Deli in Ukrainian Village Chicago, IL 
My lovely fiancé spotted this Nortel telephone on the wall of a popular local Polish deli. This M7310 set is one of my favorites. It’s extremely durable and has many different buttons to program for lines and features. This set has the early “Meridian” badging which was later updated to just say “Norstar” or other ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1416 Digital Telephone at Casablanca Restaurant East Chicago, IN

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1416 Digital Telephone at Casablanca Restaurant East Chicago, IN
One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the Chicago area is across the border in Indiana, in East Chicago, the city I was born in.  It’s called Casablanca, and the gracious owner, Manuel, always wears all white!  They used to have an Avaya Partner system in which I have seen various Partner telephones installed on ...

Phone of the Day: NORTEL NETWORKS NT4X09BB DMS 100 ATTENDANT CONSOLE

Phone of the Day: NORTEL NETWORKS NT4X09BB DMS 100 ATTENDANT CONSOLE
This screenshot shows the console that I used when I was an operator at Purdue University from 1995-1999.   This console is the main switchboard terminal that works off the DMS and SL-100 platforms.  Unfortunately the more feature rich M2250 console doesn’t work on the DMS or SL-100. This set used a single line LED ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M5209 Business Set From Fredericton Nova Scotia 

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M5209 Business Set From Fredericton Nova Scotia 
My friend Trent sent me a pic of one of his office phones.  The M5209 is a Meridian Digital Centrex multi line telephone that can be used on the legacy Nortel DMS or SL100 platform.  Many North American universities, government offices, banking institutions, television stations, and hospitals used these phones during the 1990s.   The ...