Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Aries II Digital Telephone with 22 Button Key Expansion Module @ Chicago Police Headquarters 

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Aries II Digital Telephone with 22 Button Key Expansion Module @ Chicago Police Headquarters 
I grabbed this photo from a screen grab about an article I was reading about the Chicago Police.  It appears they are using a Meridian 1 system with the heavily reliable M2000.  Chicago government has long used Nortel equipment for many city offices.  Most equipment in and around City Hall is Centrex with M5000 series ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 Aries II Meridian 1 Digital Telephone at Seattle Fire Station 10

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 Aries II Meridian 1 Digital Telephone at Seattle Fire Station 10
A friend of two guys and their phones (Justin and I) snapped this photo of a Nortel M2008 working on a Meridian1/CS1000 at the fire station.   They obviously use this system well with Paging built in and also a large five digit dialing plan, which probably allows five digit dialing across the entire fire ...

Phone of the Day: Analog 2554 Bell Wall Phone at Walmart Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Analog 2554 Bell Wall Phone at Walmart Chicago IL
Connected to this Wal Mart’s Cisco IP telephone system is a black 2554 analog wall telephone.  

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5340 IP Telephone at the South Chace Hotel in Atlanta, GA

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5340 IP Telephone at the South Chace Hotel in Atlanta, GA
Like most hotels in the USA and Canada, this hotel uses a hospitality standard, the Mitel IP phones.  My girlfriend captured this phone for my phone collection while she checked in at the front desk. 

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Logic Analog Set on SCTV 1982 TV Show

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Logic Analog Set on SCTV 1982 TV Show
Here are some photos of the retro early 1980s Northern Telecom Logic sets on SCTV where John Candy is playing Mayor Tommy Shanks, the angry mayor, who comes and attacks the local newscasters Floyd and Earl on the set.   If you notice the telephone you’ll see it has the large 25 pair amphenol connector ...

Phone of the Day: Housephone at the Doubletree Hotel in Grand Rapids MI

Phone of the Day: Housephone at the Doubletree Hotel in Grand Rapids MI
I spotted this modern telephone meant to mimic an old fashioned one, on a table at a recent stay at a Grand Rapids, MI hotel.  Very classy styling on it!

Phone of the Day: Cheap 2 Line ATT analog telephone at Gymboree Byron Center, MI

Phone of the Day: Cheap 2 Line ATT analog telephone at Gymboree Byron Center, MI
Well ATT used to sell small businesses a quality Nortel Aastra 9417 two line telephone back in the 1990s and 2000s under the Ameritech banner, but now they sell this cheap excuse for a business telephone.  I don’t have much to say about it other than its blah. The Italicized “2 Line” text is completely ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Digital Telephone at Fleet Feet Sports Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Digital Telephone at Fleet Feet Sports Chicago IL
Today I bought my first pair of “expensive” but comfortable running shoes.  I went to the experts at Fleet Feet, who perfectly fitted me with the right shoes that are extremely comfortable.   This Avaya phone was at the front checkout.    

Phone of the Day: Shoretel 212K IP Telephone at D&W Fresh Market in Breton Village Grand Rapids, MI

Phone of the Day: Shoretel 212K IP Telephone at D&W Fresh Market in Breton Village Grand Rapids, MI
A former strictly NEC Dterm key system customer, D&W is now owned my Spartan Nash which uses Shoretel IP telephones in all of their banners such as D&W and Family Fare.  

Phone of the Day: Siemens Openstage 40G HFA IP Phone

Phone of the Day: Siemens Openstage 40G HFA IP Phone
My girlfriend snapped this photo for me of this “lava” colored telephone that resides on a desk at a suburban Chicago office.  These phones are the great grand children of the original ROLM CBX telephones from the 1980s. Here is a description of the set: “this full-featured speakerphone with optical call alert, five-way navigation and ...