Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at FedEx Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at FedEx Chicago, IL
I spotted this M2616 at a Fedex facility in Chicago.

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7861 at the AT&T Wireless Store Bucktown Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7861 at the AT&T Wireless Store Bucktown Chicago
Well I went in to see when I can order a new iPhone and I ended up seeing that ATT has ditched their Avaya Partner phones for these Cisco SIP phones. The 7861 is a larger sized SIP phone for use on Cisco Call Manager platforms or on hosted systems by Asterisk and Broadsoft. I ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at The Lucky Monk Brewery in South Barrington, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at The Lucky Monk Brewery in South Barrington, IL
We dined at a nice brewery last week and I saw these Nortel phones at the front host stand.

Phone of the Day: Nortel/Aastra M9417CW Analog Telephone at Roots Clothing Shop in Banff, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Nortel/Aastra M9417CW Analog Telephone at Roots Clothing Shop in Banff, Alberta
I spotted this two line analog set on the counter of the iconic Canadian retailer Roots. Although this phone looks like a digital or IP set, it’s actually an analog set that runs off typical analog phone lines from the phone company, or on a PBXs analog line. This set is the second generation telephone ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Rimrock Resort Banff, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Rimrock Resort Banff, Alberta
A few weeks ago on our honeymoon I spotted these Avaya sets at the hotel we stayed at. I am almost certain they had a Meridian 1 switch and recently threw it away and put in an Avaya switch with pure digital (non IP) 9508 telephones. Rooms are equipped with cheap hotel analog telephones. The ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8941 IP Telephone at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8941 IP Telephone at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
I won’t say much because I am heartbroken that my Alma Mater, Purdue got rid of their trusty Nortel CS-2100 Genband C-20 Soft switch and replaced it in favor of these Cisco IP phones. The Nortel system did serve Purdue well for the last twenty years, and it outlasted the first digital AE 4600 installed ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel Aastra M5316 and M5008 at the Chicago Public Library

Phones of the Day: Nortel Aastra M5316 and M5008 at the Chicago Public Library
Chicago’s Library system is still on Nortel Centrex. These phones are reliable and easy to use, as many city governments and universities still use these M5000 sets. They look very similar to the M2000 digital sets, but these are in fact, analog digital hybrid sets that only work on a Meridian Digital Centrex or the ...

Phone of the Day: Audiocodes IP440HDEG SIP IP Telephone at Meijer In St. Joseph, Michigan

Phone of the Day: Audiocodes IP440HDEG SIP IP Telephone at Meijer In St. Joseph, Michigan
My favorite Midwestern retailer has dropped Avaya and gone with Skype for Business running Lynx with AudioCodes telephony gateways at each store. Gone are the Avaya 9600 sets seen at most Meijer stores, now replaced with these Audiocodes IP sets. Managers carry around IP wireless sets, so no walkie talkies are required here. This particular ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco SPA504G with SPA500S KEM, SIP IP Telephone For Sale!

Phone of the Day: Cisco SPA504G with SPA500S KEM, SIP IP Telephone For Sale!
Have you ever wanted a Cisco phone that works on anyone’s SIP network? Well this set looks like a proprietary Cisco set but it actually works on any SIP server. It’s Ciscos attempt to work on the small business market and compete with the Polycom and Grandstream sets on the market. These sets somewhat mimic ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel T7316E and T7208 at Homegoods Chicago, IL

Phones of the Day: Nortel T7316E and T7208 at Homegoods Chicago, IL
Sorry I haven’t been on here in a while, I’ve had a ton of stuff going on in life from a wedding to a honeymoon to a family illness and funeral. I am finally starting to catch up on the blog. We did some household item shopping this past Saturday at a Homegoods on Elston ...