Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 at Chicago Premium Outlets Aurora, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 at Chicago Premium Outlets Aurora, IL
I caught this picture in one the women’s retail stores in the outlet mall.  It’s a platinum intermediate T7208 set with a fixed hold, release and feature key, with 8 programmable keys, a handsfree button and a headset button.   This is the second generation Norstar telephone released in 1999, that replaced the highly popular ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone @ Water Tower Place Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone @ Water Tower Place Chicago, IL
Spotted in the food court at Water Tower Place Shopping Center in Chicago is a Nortel M7310 Norstar telephone that this restaurant chain utilizes quite frequently to call between their different establishments in the food court.     

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Digital Telephone at a Retail Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Digital Telephone at a Retail Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago
While shopping with my girlfriend this evening at one of my late Mother’s favorite North Michigan Avenue discount stores,  I spotted this Nortel phone at the checkouts, laying sideways on the counter. The T7100 runs off the Norstar and BCM line of Nortel switches and also runs off the E-MetroTel UCx switch as well.  This ...

My Dad Joseph Peter Sus Sr. And a Northern Telecom Sl-1 QSU60CFM Electronic Telephone 

My Dad Joseph Peter Sus Sr. And a Northern Telecom Sl-1 QSU60CFM Electronic Telephone 
My wonderful father passed away yesterday.  He was a wonderful man who spent the great deal of his 78 years in happiness. This picture, from the early 1990s, shows my Dad on a Nortel Sl-1 telephone that ran off an original SL-1 Switch from the late 1970s that was at his office in the U.S. ...

Phone of the Day: Alcatel-Lucent IP Touch 4038 VoIP Phone

Phone of the Day: Alcatel-Lucent IP Touch 4038 VoIP Phone
Today’s phone photo was captured at my doctors office today.  I haven’t seen many of these phones installed in the USA.  They are a product of France’s big telecom provider Alcatel-Lucent.  Lucent merged with Alcatel in November 2006.  Previously Lucent was the main name for telephone system brand derived out of Western Electric, AT&T Information ...

Western Electric 116C Telco Splice Box at Chicago Cubs Game!

Western Electric 116C Telco Splice Box at Chicago Cubs Game!
While waiting in line to get into the rooftop clubs above Wrigley Field, for a Cubs game this past Saturday, I found this old school Western Electric Telco box.  It was located a newer much more modern ATT Dmark box. According to a posting I found on eBay, this device was officially named Western Electric 116C ...

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom M5209 Centrex Telephone

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom M5209 Centrex Telephone
On a recent visit to my mechanic’s shop for a car repair, they handed me a box with this brand new Northern telecom M5209 digital centrex telephone. This telephone will only work on a SL-100, CS2100 or a Genband C20, all too big for a residential home. These phones were introduced on around November 7, ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9408/9508?? Digital Telephone Pizza Place Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9408/9508?? Digital Telephone Pizza Place Chicago, IL
I stopped at my local favorite pizza place and noticed these Avaya digital telephones.  It’s really hard to tell if these sets are indeed 9408 or 9508 digital  sets.  To add to the confusion, there is also a 9608 IP telephone that looks identical.  I checked out the cable on the backside of the phones ...

Phone of the Day: Ma Bell Red 2500 Telephone

Phone of the Day: Ma Bell Red 2500 Telephone
  

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 HF Hospital Telephone

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 HF Hospital Telephone
Shown here is a Nortel M2008HF set at a local hospital.  This set still looks pretty modern to this day.  The display module was somewhat of an added luxury when these phones were introduced in 1989 since caller ID was somewhat new of a technology then.  Even when external caller ID wasn’t activated on the ...