Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Meridian 1 Telephone Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Meridian 1 Telephone Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI
This past Valentine’s Day my girlfriend and I wandered around downtown Grand Rapids and found an amazing gift shop in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, which is also related to the JW Marriott that I love so much in Grand Rapids as well.  I posted some pictures of this hotels phone system back in May ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba IP5132-SD/IDM5060 Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids, MI

Phone of the Day: Toshiba IP5132-SD/IDM5060 Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids, MI
Spotted on a wonderful weekend trip at a very cool gallery, artist space in Grand Rapids, was a very cool Toshiba IP Telephone at the front reception desk.  These up to date Toshiba phones now have a horizontal profile as opposed to the traditional DK Strata Vertical orientated telephones.  These latest IP Phones are part ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 6408D+ Nordstrom Rack Grand Rapids, MI

Phone of the Day: Avaya 6408D+ Nordstrom Rack Grand Rapids, MI
Spotted on the lovely Valentine’s Day of 2015, is an Avaya 6408D+ Digital Telephone installed in 2000 when Nordstrom Rack moved into Grand Rapids.  I assume it’s on a smaller Definity System, as the IP Office wasn’t introduced as an Avaya line yet.  Although the employees wear headsets, the employees still use it for paging ...

Phone of the Day (3): Chicago Transit Authority Outdoor Phone

Phone of the Day (3): Chicago Transit Authority Outdoor Phone
Spotted this past Wednesday on my Birthday and on the way to a job site, I spotted this grey phone enclosure directly on the tracks in downtown Chicago on the “L” Brown Line train.  There must be a ma bell standard wall phone inside the box, for direct connections to the switch tower or CTA ...

Phone of the Day (2): Munster IN Nursing Facility, Comdial Impact 8024S-GT Phone (Black)

 Phone of the Day (2): Munster IN Nursing Facility, Comdial Impact 8024S-GT Phone (Black)
Another phone I spotted today is this strangely designed copy cat of a Nortel Norstar M7310 at my Dad’s nursing facility in Munster, IN.  The phones color coded buttons, 3 soft keys under the display, large handsfree speaker, and euro looking handset are very closely designed to that of the Nortel Norstar M7000 series telephones. ...

Phone of the Day (1): Nortel T7316E DeCero Hello Tacos Mexican Restaurant Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day (1): Nortel T7316E DeCero Hello Tacos Mexican Restaurant Chicago, IL
On my birthday this past Wednesday, my girlfriend took me out for an awesome dinner to my favorite taco place in the city of Chicago, De Cero.  I absolutely love the Shrimp Tacos and Three Cheese Taco.  It was Ash Wednesday so I only had the meatless options.  We also tried the Chips and Salsa ...

“Phone” of the Day: Market Intercom small hometown market Kalamazoo, MI

WOW WHAT A DRAMATIC DEPARTURE FROM YESTERDAYS HIGH TECH AVAYA MEIJER IP PHONE!!!! Today’s phone comes to you from a 60,000 square foot grocery market in Kalamazoo, MI.  This really isn’t a true phone, it’s an intercom phone. As modern as it looks, it basically can only do 2 things.  It can talk on 4 intercom ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9620 IP Telephone Meijer Knapps Corner Grand Rapids, MI

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9620 IP Telephone Meijer Knapps Corner Grand Rapids, MI
Spotted this past week at a beautifully renovated Meijer on the NE side of Grand Rapids, is a highly advanced IP Telephone set in an unexpected area of the store, the pizza counter and deli counter. Meijer is THE leader in Supercenters in the United States, if not the world.  Meijer was created in 1934 ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 Founders Brewery Grand Rapids, MI

Phone of the Day: Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 Founders Brewery Grand Rapids, MI
Spotted on my brewery travels this past weekend in Grand Rapids, MI is a powerful late model Polycom IP Phone.  Notice the single cable going to the wall mounted phone providing LAN connection as well as Power to the phone, negating the need for an AC Power Adapter going to this phone….one of the cool ...

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom M1109 Digital SL-1 Telephone

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom M1109 Digital SL-1 Telephone
Back in the early days of digital telephony (1975 SL-1 Release) with Nortel, the only digital telephones available were the Q Series Wedge sets that resembled a large army tank.  Later in the Mid 1980s, the wedge sets were redesigned to more lower profile sleek sets with re-engineered aero handsets and renamed “Meridian” SL-1 digital ...