Phone of the Day: Aastra 9116LP Analog Set at My Parents House

Phone of the Day: Aastra 9116LP Analog Set at My Parents House
Straight from the kitchen wall of my Parents house is an Aastra analog set that closely mimics it’s digital and IP counterparts on the Nortel systems. This phone has autodial buttons, handsfree, and the LP stands for Loop Powered. This set is meant to replace the Meridian 8009 set, with more a new modern look. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone At My Northern Michigan Cabin

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone At My Northern Michigan Cabin
From my 1 room cabin in Northern Michigan is an i2004 IP set working remotely off my E-MetroTel UCx soft switch. Located 300 miles from home, I just set this phone up attached to the thunderbolt adapter on my iMac. I basically trap the wireless signal from the property and use the telephone off the ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7942 SAMs Club Traverse City MI

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7942 SAMs Club Traverse City MI
Well don’t get me started on the stupid setup of phones at this location. Why on earth would you buy such a sophisticated IP telephone system and only use it for external calls? They use walkie talkies for all internal communication. Welcome back to the 1970s when stores used their 1A2 telephones for external calls ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT333 Digital Set Anderson’s Market Glen Arbor, MI

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT333 Digital Set Anderson's Market Glen Arbor, MI
Well I just ordered the most amazing meatloaf sandwich from Anderson’s Market in the downtown area of the beautiful resort town of Glen Arbor MI. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, adjacent to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, this grocery store recently went through a major remodel which added LED lighting and additional space ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 6921 Strack & Van Til Food Market Valparaiso IN

Phone of the Day: Cisco 6921 Strack & Van Til Food Market Valparaiso IN
Spotted on a column in the canned food aisle at “Stracks” was this cool looking Cisco IP telephone. This 6921 set closely mimics a Nortel set right down to the handset styling. The display is a bit small so I assume this is why these phones are being phased out of for the 7800 IP ...

Phones of the Day:Nortel M8003 and M3904 Digital Sets Purdue University Cary Quad

Phones of the Day:Nortel M8003 and M3904 Digital Sets Purdue University Cary Quad
Ahhhhhh today I took a trip back down memory lane with my great friend Derek and his daughter Maya to Purdue University. We walked around campus and checked out our old dorm that Derek and I lived in junior and senior year. I spotted two really cool Nortel phones on my trip. The first one ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Mongolian Restaurant Buffalo Grove, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Mongolian Restaurant Buffalo Grove, IL
Today’s phone comes to you from a very upscale and tasty Chinese buffet in Buffalo Grove Illinois. At the front counter is a Nortel M7208, a great durable heavy duty phone, that can take a beating in a restaurant environment. Introduced in 1988 and with Lego like red, orange and grey button caps, it’s not ...

Phone of the Day: AT&T Merlin 7302 Telephone Tiebel’s Fine Restaurant Schererville Indiana

Phone of the Day: AT&T Merlin 7302 Telephone Tiebel's Fine Restaurant Schererville Indiana
A few weeks ago my sister and I took our Dad out for lunch to our favorite NW Indiana all American restaurant, Tiebel’s, which is on the corner of the “crossroads of America” us41 and us30 in Schererville Indiana. This restaurant has amazing food, they are really known for their fried chicken. I also love ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2006 Field Museum of Natural History Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2006 Field Museum of Natural History Chicago IL
Today’s phone comes to you from last Saturday shown in a scientific lab at the Field Museum in Chicago. After a visit in 1997 I discovered that this museum uses a Nortel Meridian1 system and was happy to see that they are still utilizing this reliable system. The reception desk has dopey analog sets while ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Jackson Street Hardware Store Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Jackson Street Hardware Store Chicago
Notice the charge card reader and the Nortel phone in the attached photo. Back in 1990, that M7310 phone would have looked futuristic compared to the surroundings in the picture. Due to today’s more sleek IP phones and the enhanced digital phones, these Meridian sets, while workhorses that keep working and working, are often replaced ...