Phone of the Day: Cisco via the TIC

Phone of the Day: Cisco via the TIC
Todays’ phone of the day is a special edition one brought to you via my other half, who is a firefighter. Often in the fire service we like to “test” tools and this is one of those such tests. She was looking at a new Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC), which help us identify heat sources ...

Phone of the Day: Motorola TeleTAC Phone 250

Phone of the Day: Motorola TeleTAC Phone 250
Today’s phone takes us back to 1996.  I was at my parents this evening and my Dad and I found this phone while going through some items.  I figured you phone geeks would get a kick out of how far we have come since 1996.  Really 1996 doesn’t seem long ago…..our fashion styles haven’t changed ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone
Today’s phone comes to you from the local South Loop Chicago Home Depot. Home Depot used to be a sole client of Avaya phone systems throughout the years, but it looks as though they have recently taken the Cisco plunge. I remember when this store was brand new in 2005, they opened with the Fisher ...

Shared Call/Line Apperance

One of the cool features of the UCx is that is has what’s called “Shared Call Appearance” or “Shared Line Appearance”. What this allows for is for an incoming call to come in on a “Line” and then be put on hold for transfer or paging to that same line. For example if someone calls ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Phone on Nortel BCM 50 (and cute girls)

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Phone on Nortel BCM 50 (and cute girls)
Today’s picture comes from an impromptu party I had for my birthday back in 2010.  Along with a big crowd, my good friend Victoria brought her sisters Lexi and Keira over for drinks.  They are posing on an i2004 first generation IP phone from Nortel, working off my BCM50 at the time.   All sisters, (their ...

Phone of the Day: Nobody Home

Phone of the Day: Nobody Home
Following the “nice” payphone from the Houston airport comes today’s phone of the day…Ring ring, no one’s home. Yep, its a payphone very similar to yesterday’s with the small exception that it is missing a handset. I found this derelict phone in New Orleans. Maybe a long night on Burbon street…you decide:

Phone of the Day: 50¢ and a TTY

Phone of the Day: 50¢ and a TTY
So todays phone of the day comes courtesy of the Houston Airport, which I flew through last week. There were two “antique” sightings at once. The first, an old school pay phone, which now seems to cost 50¢ in lieu of the old days where it was just a quarter. That aside, it also had ...

Phones of the Day: Fisher Price

Phones of the Day: Fisher Price
Back in the day when Joe and I were kids we both have fond memories of Fisher Price tag along phones….you know, the ones that had the string with them that you pulled around the house and when it tracked along it rang. It was also the old school rotary dial! I went out to ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Phone

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Phone
  Here is an M2616 with a broken display.  It looks as though the pixels are doing some sort of ghosting.  I fixed the problem by pressing the Program button and then 002 to get to the contrast setting.  I then turned the contrast to the lowest setting and you were able to read the ...

Two Guys and Their Phones 2003 style

Two Guys and Their Phones 2003 style
The following photo is from when Justin visited me in 2003 at my place in Lincoln Park Chicago.