Phones of the Day: Panasonic Digital vs. IP Phones,  Doctors Office Munster, IN

Phones of the Day: Panasonic Digital vs. IP Phones,  Doctors Office Munster, IN
Today I was visiting my dad’s doctors office for his weekly appointment and I noticed that his doctors office has  upgraded to a new Panasonic phone system over the past week. I snapped the first picture of one of the original Panasonic digital telephones that I observed in the office. The phones actually didn’t look all ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9650 IP Telephone Meijer, Indianapolis, Indiana

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9650 IP Telephone Meijer, Indianapolis, Indiana
Spotted at a Meijer (a completely awesome super center company based in Grand Rapids MI) near my friends place in the Indianapolis metro area is this awesome Avaya 9650 IP set. Meijer has long been an ATT/Lucent/Avaya customer except for a brief stint with ROLM systems in the mid 1990s. This service desk phone operates ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 And Yealink W52p IP Phones at The Meatball Shop New York City

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 And Yealink W52p IP Phones at The Meatball Shop New York City
The meatball shop, NY  www.themeatballshop.com My friend Kort is visiting New York City and he sent me the attached photo of a third generation Cisco 7900 series 7962 IP telephone from the famous Meatball Shop in NYC.    The difference between this 7962 set and the 7960 and 7961 is that the earlier sets used ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel T7208 and T7316e Kohls Department Store, Noblesville, IN

Phones of the Day: Nortel T7208 and T7316e Kohls Department Store, Noblesville, IN
While visiting my friend Derek in the Indianapolis area, his kids needed some clothing, so him, his wife and kids and myself went into the store.  I found two Nortel phones, the platinum one was randomly on a wall and the charcoal one was at the registers.  Kohls has been a Nortel user for at ...

Phone Observation:  Nortel Aastra Mitel M8001 Analog Telephone

Phone Observation:  Nortel Aastra Mitel M8001 Analog Telephone
I am watching a Canadian TV network at a bar now watching NHL hockey and    during the intermission there was a telethon for the Vancouver Canucks sponsoring sick kids.  Look at the table and all of the black Meridian M8001 analog phones.  The handsets that the telethon associates are talking on still look quite ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 Madewell (J. Crew) Retail Store, Illinois

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 Madewell (J. Crew) Retail Store, Illinois
My good friend, who is a manager at a Madewell location here in Illinois, sent me a picture of her cool Nortel T7316E digital telephone, plugging away and working well at her store in the North Suburbs of Chicago. In 2006 J.Crew introduced Madewell, “a modern-day interpretation of an American denim label founded in 1937.  Per one ...

AT&T Michigan Avenue Chicago Flagship Phone History Display

AT&T Michigan Avenue Chicago Flagship Phone History Display
Last week I was walking down Michigan Avenue with my girlfriend and we came upon this really interesting display on old vintage AT&T telephones in the window of the Michigan Avenue flagship.   Here are some photos to share with you.   Seeing this is mainly a cellular store, it’s quite interesting to see AT&T ...

(Second Round) Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskphone, Addidas Corporate Office Portland Oregon

(Second Round) Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskphone, Addidas Corporate Office Portland Oregon
A good friend of mine moved to Portland last summer and sent me a pic of his Deskphone.  He has an Avaya digital telephone most likely connected to an Avaya Pbx.  These digital deskphones are based off the legacy 2400, 6400,  8400 and 7400 digital telephones, with a larger display and more sleek industrial design. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E, DeCero Mexican Restaurant Chicago Part II

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E, DeCero Mexican Restaurant Chicago Part II
My girlfriend and I made it back to our favorite Chicago West Loop Mexican Restaurant, DeCero.  I was able to get a closet up shot of their T7316E at the host stand.  Why is this phone tagged an E?  This version contains an E because it has an enhanced handsfree button between the headset and ...

Phone of the Day: Old School Grocery Store Intercom/Paging / Modern Interior

Phone of the Day: Old School Grocery Store Intercom/Paging / Modern Interior
I found yet another grocer, this time in Indianapolis, using ridiculously antiquated Telephone/Intercom/Paging techniques in their stores.  This chain built a brand new, beautiful loft building store with the latest in Sushi Bar and prepared foods to satisfy the appetite of downtown Indy urban dwellers.  This is very similar to Mariano’s in Chicago.  The only difference? ...