What’s In A Number?

What's In A Number?
When you use a telephone, you identify yourself to someone (usually). You send a CLID (Call Line Identification) aka Caller ID to the corresponding party (provided you don’t spoof it or block it and mark your call as “private”). Growing up as a child, I remember using only 7 digits to call friends and family ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone ABC7 Chicago WLS-TV

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone ABC7 Chicago WLS-TV
As seen on Christmas Eve news on ABC7 WLS-TV Chicago last night, it appears that their station is run by a Nortel Option PBX.  This phone was pictured in the stations control room. I am pretty sure this is a M2xxx set and not a M5xxx set, seeing that the Hold key is grey and ...

Phone of the Day: University of Michigan Nortel/Aastra M5008 Centrex Set

Phone of the Day: University of Michigan Nortel/Aastra M5008 Centrex Set
From the desk of the Union League Hotel at University of Michigan, is a Nortel/Aastra M5008 Centrex set.  University of Michigan is a large Nortel client, with Option PBXs at the University of Michigan Health Centers and the Nortel Centrex setup on the academic campus.  Also Cisco VOIP is being implemented in new locations on ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 TJ Maxx Style

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 TJ Maxx Style
Today’s phone comes paired against a beautiful red wall at the local TJ Maxx in downtown Chicago.  It’s an older version Meridian M7208 phone, but looks pretty good contrasted against the red wall.  This is a common phone at most TJ Maxx stores.  They began upgrading to the Meridian Norstar systems in 1989 soon after ...