Phone of the Day: Shoretel 230 Proprietary IP Telephones at a Lincoln Square Chicago Pizza Place

Phone of the Day: Shoretel 230 Proprietary IP Telephones at a Lincoln Square Chicago Pizza Place
I spotted these two Shoretel IP phones while waiting to be seated at this new Lincoln Square Chicago pizza place called Roots Pizza.  You definitely have to check this place out…..build your own salad, get a great pizza and order the garlic sauce with it!  It’s awesome. Shoretel only manufacturers proprietary IP telephones which means, ...

Phone Joke of the Day

Phone Joke of the Day
From my cute girlfriend, she sent me this cute cartoon about telephones.   

Phone of the Day:  Red Trimline Analog Telephone at a North American Retailer 

Phone of the Day:  Red Trimline Analog Telephone at a North American Retailer 
Today’s phone is a simple analog red phone at the customer service desk of a very famous United States retailer.  The telephones are more for show than they are for functionality as most in-store communications are handled via walkie-talkies.  Quite honestly I am surprised to see a phone even on the desk, and even more ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at a Bed Bath Retail Store Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at a Bed Bath Retail Store Chicago, IL
Today’s phone comes from yet another bed and bath superstore in Chicago, one of several in the area.  Thank goodness this retailer still uses their PA system for paging with Soundsphere speakers.  They formerly had Toshiba DK Strata telephones but have since updated to the Cisco revolution.    

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3904 @ Tropics Bar at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Hawaii

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3904 @ Tropics Bar at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Hawaii
Today’s phone comes to you from my pal Justin, my partner in telephones on this site, who spotted this Nortel phone at a Hilton Hotel in Hawaii.  It appears the Nortel product is alive and well on the Hawaiian Islands!  This M3904 is the executive model with a large display and self labeling buttons.  It ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 at a Realty Office in Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 at a Realty Office in Chicago, IL
  

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 at a Pancake House in Lincolnshire, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 at a Pancake House in Lincolnshire, IL
This past Sunday my girlfriend, her nephew and I went to a pancake house on the way back from her sisters wedding and I discovered this Nortel Norstar/BCM T7316 digital telephone at the main checkout stand.   The T7316 was introduced in 1999 to streamline the look of the Norstar M7000 telephones and prepare them ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel (Avaya) 1120E IP Set at the Lake County Illinois Independence Grove Forest Preserve Visitor Center Libertyville IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel (Avaya) 1120E IP Set at the Lake County Illinois Independence Grove Forest Preserve Visitor Center Libertyville IL
I went to my girlfriends sisters wedding yesterday evening and I discovered this 1120E sitting on the main desk of the visitor center.  They must have a BCM or an IP Office with the Nortel 1100IP telephones for the whole Forest Preserve District.  Or it’s possible they have remote phones tied into one main system. ...

Phone of the Day: Mitel Superset 430 Digital Telephone at a Holiday Inn Express Chicagoland

Phone of the Day: Mitel Superset 430 Digital Telephone at a Holiday Inn Express Chicagoland
Today’s phone is rather interesting, it’s a beastly big telephone from the early 1990s from the other Canadian (not Nortel) telecom giant, Mitel.  Mitel holds the award for the most popular hotel telephone system in the world.  I checked into the hotel for my girlfriends sister wedding and noticed this older phone on the front ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Wakiki Beach Resort (and how to clean one of these phones)

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Wakiki Beach Resort (and how to clean one of these phones)
My great bud Justin, the other UCx guy, snapped a photo of this older Aries II Nortel M2616 digital telephone at the front desk of this resort in Hawaii.  This phone must be working off of a Nortel Meridian 1 or CS1000 platform.  This system and attached Meridian digital telephones can easily be upgraded to ...