Phone of the Day: Nortel Norstar M7310 KIRO-TV Data Center Fisher Plaza Seattle Washington

Phone of the Day: Nortel Norstar M7310 KIRO-TV Data Center Fisher Plaza Seattle Washington
Check out this perfect condition Norstar M7310 at the KIRO-TV Data Center sent to me from my great friend Justin (the other two guys and their phone guy) in Seattle.    Seeing this phone doesn’t have any line buttons and uses 4 digit extension numbers, this Norstar system must be in PBX mode.  Also I ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7100 TJ Maxx Merrillville IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7100 TJ Maxx Merrillville IN
Spotted at one of the original 1980s TJ Maxx stores in Merrillville, Indiana is an out of place Nortel M7100 digital telephone. I don’t know where this phone came from, because most sales floor TJ Maxx telephones are the M7208 or T7208 digital phones.  This phone is also missing a handset. Also notice the display ...

The Guest Room

The Guest Room
My great friend Justin, the other guy of two guys and their phones, has created this wall of phones for me for every time I visit him and his lovely wife in Seattle. This cozy guestroom with a comfortable bed from IKEA and very good circulation with views of the distant mountains, also has a ...

Some cheap analog “business” phones of the day:  ATT and GE sets: Seattle, Washington Repitoire Theatre 

Some cheap analog
Here are a couple of cheap residential grade telephones on a play stage set.  Notice how the AT&T set has been spray-painted.      

Phone Video of the Day: Northern Telecom at Porsche North American Headquarters 1989

Phone Video of the Day: Northern Telecom at Porsche North American Headquarters 1989
The attached link to the video, where Porsche is spelled incorrectly contains a very interesting video talking about state of the art 1989 ISDN trunking services and Meridian SL1 (named Meridian 1 the following year). All IT guys should be forward thinking like the Steve Backe from Porsche in the video.  He was talking 1999 ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie Washington

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie Washington
Sent to me by Justin, the other guy from two guys and their phones, is a Nortel 1140E at the valet stand at this relatively new casino built on the beautiful foothills of the mountains, just east of Seattle. Like at many Casino’s, the Nortel/Avaya CS1ooo is the preferred option for both hospitality functions with ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7942 IP Telephone Whole Foods,  West Loop, Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7942 IP Telephone Whole Foods,  West Loop, Chicago IL
A former loyal Toshiba DK Strata customer, Whole Foods, has made the jump to Cisco IP telephony. At all of the new Whole Foods that took over some of the old Dominick’s in Chicagoland, they opened a store in this former Dominick’s in the west Loop of Chicago on March 27th.   This phone is ...

Phones of the Day: Avaya 8410B and Aiphone TD-10 Intercom Nordstrom Flagship Seattle Washington 

Phones of the Day: Avaya 8410B and Aiphone TD-10 Intercom Nordstrom Flagship Seattle Washington 
Sent to me by my friend Justin the Other guy from two guys and their phones is an Avaya 8410B digital phone and next to it an Aiphone TD-10 pointless intercom unit.  Why on earth would you not use the Avaya phone system right next to the aiphone device to make intercom calls or page ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 TJ Maxx Schererville, Indiana

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 TJ Maxx Schererville, Indiana
While visiting my Father yesterday I thought I would stop by my favorite local off price retailer, TJ Maxx.   This phone was spotted on one of the sales area columns.  This set was installed around 2002 when the new TJ Maxx opened in 2002, or was it?  It still looks pretty new and could ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 Ralph’s Supermarket Westwood Los Angeles, California

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 Ralph's Supermarket Westwood Los Angeles, California
My girlfriend ran into Ralph’s to get a toothbrush and was nice enough to take a picture of this new bar being installed at this Kroger Ralph’s grocery store.  I guess the Chicago Marianos bar concept or is catching on in Southern California!  Look at the standard Kroger Nortel T7316E telephone sleekly sitting on the ...