Phone of the Day: AT&T Phonebox at Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL

Phone of the Day: AT&T Phonebox at Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL
I spotted this unique phone box for a standard wall phone in the restroom corridor at Woodfield Mall.  The mall has been on a legacy Avaya, Lucent, ATT Definity system for years now.  Avaya is not the standard in Simon Malls currently.  The Simon Malls now mostly use Polycom sets.

Phone of the Day:  Inter-Tel Axxess 8520 Telephone at a Ford Dealer in Issaquah, WA 

Phone of the Day:  Inter-Tel Axxess 8520 Telephone at a Ford Dealer in Issaquah, WA 
This phone was spotted by my friend  at a car dealership in Washington.  All I can say is that while this is a modern telephone, the styling is a bit off and just looks a little boring to me.  The only thing I like is the curved line in the middle of the phone.  This ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 in a Bathroom

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 in a Bathroom
Here is a picture of an old beat up but cleaned M7208 that is in my friends bathroom in Indianapolis.  He can press the Line 1 button (labeled speed call) and directly dial me as an internal extension on my UCx system in Chicago.  I love the red and orange buttons on this phone, not ...

Phones of the Day: Comparing the old Logic Northern Telecom phones with the newer Nortel Meridian M2000/M5000 Series Telephones

Phones of the Day: Comparing the old Logic Northern Telecom phones with the newer Nortel Meridian M2000/M5000 Series Telephones
Back when Nortel was king and still called Northern Telecom, they made simple easy to use telephones with simple button layouts and futuristic styling.  What I find interesting is that it appears the original Designers of the newer (1990) M2000 Aries sets, mimicked the simple styling of the original 1a2 Logic Telephones (1974).  Here are ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1165E IP Telephone with KEM

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1165E IP Telephone with KEM
This colorful IP phone is working on the UCx from Emetrotel.  It has a Key Expansion Module attached to it to show extensions or features. This was the last IP phone model produced new by Nortel before their acquisition by Avaya. 

Phone of the Day: Iwatsu ICON IX-5810 Digital Telephone at Earth Fare Grocery Noblesville, IN

Phone of the Day: Iwatsu ICON IX-5810 Digital Telephone at Earth Fare Grocery Noblesville, IN
This somewhat modern looking digital telephone was spotted in the wellness department at a health food driven supermarket named Earth Fare.   I don’t know much about Iwatsu, it seems to be a very unusual phone system with limited installed base in the USA.  I saw it the first time at a monastery where my ...

Phones of the Day: Cisco 7821 and 7861 IP Sets at Kroger Marketplace in Fishers IN

Phones of the Day: Cisco 7821 and 7861 IP Sets at Kroger Marketplace in Fishers IN
I was down in Indianapolis this weekend and today I checked out a new Kroger store in the northeast suburb of Fishers.  This is a brand new type of store that mimics a Meijer or Fred Meyer store.  Kroger has since upgraded from Nortel BCM to Cisco.  Unfortunately they haven’t worked the Kinks out of ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 and T7316E Digital Telephones at Kohls Noblesville, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 and T7316E Digital Telephones at Kohls Noblesville, IN
Yours truly was spotted at Kohls while visiting my friend in Indianapolis recently.  The smiling in my face about the Nortel system in this store stops here. This is a wall phone found on a  column in the store.  It’s pretty much useless and unused though, as the store uses walkie talkies for all communication. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Furniture Gallery Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Furniture Gallery Chicago 
Nortel phones are still out there and alive in all types of businesses.  This particular furniture store is still enjoying using their Nortel phones with everything from paging to intercom to outside dialing to incoming calls.   This particular phone is still quite as stylish as any Shoretel, Avaya or Cisco phone in my opinion. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone with KEM at my friend Jordan’s Home Office

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone with KEM at my friend Jordan's Home Office
My good friend Jordan has a home office and uses a i2004 phone “IP Centrexed” off my Emetrotel UCx.  It’s a remote phone but with a KEM key expansion module that he has programmed with many auto dials, busy lamp icons on other system phones and features.  He accesses his own SIP trunk for PSTN ...