Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at Slow’s BBQ Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at Slow's BBQ Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Happy New Year! My fiancé and I were visiting Grand Rapids the last few days and we visited this awesome BBQ place today in the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids.  I spotted that they use Cisco 7900 color IP Phones. The food was absolutely the best BBQ I’ve had in a long time.  My fiancé ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint 650 IP Set with KEM at Four Points Sheraton Chelsea New York City 

Phone of the Day: Polycom Soundpoint 650 IP Set with KEM at Four Points Sheraton Chelsea New York City 
I’ve seen very few hotels using pure SIP or an IP PBX for their phone system, but here is a case at a recent hotel we stayed at in NYC.   These are later model Polycom sets.  They can work on any IP PBX that supports SIP telephones.  The main multi line phones at the ...

Phone of the Day: NEC DTL-12D Digital Telephone (DT330) at Kaufman’s Deli in Skokie, IL

Phone of the Day: NEC DTL-12D Digital Telephone (DT330) at Kaufman's Deli in Skokie, IL
Today I was feeling a bit under the weather as my fiancé and I were driving home from my mechanic in Evanston IL.  As we drove through Skokie, she suggested we stop at Kaufman’s for some unbelievably good Jewish food, including chicken soup.  The food was amazing.  I highly recommend the corned beef and cheese ...

Phone of the Day: Bell 2500 Deskphone at Target Elston Ave Chicago

Phone of the Day: Bell 2500 Deskphone at Target Elston Ave Chicago
I spotted this Bell styled Cortelco 2500 deskphone at the customer service desk of one of the busiest Target stores I’ve ever shopped at.  Target has always used simple analog phones for the majority of their phone extensions.  They have used everything from red 2500 sets to red 2554 wall sets to red trim line ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Lucent ATT 7102 Analog Set at Macy’s State Street Chicago

Phone of the Day: Avaya Lucent ATT 7102 Analog Set at Macy's State Street Chicago
This Analog Definity styled Set was found in the furniture department at the Macy’s former Marshall Fields flagship in Chicago.  What I like about these sets is that they resemble the Definity digital 7400 sets to the T but they will work on any analog line.   Unlike the Macy’s Flagship at Herald Square NYC ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Loft in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Loft in Chicago
As we were Christmas shopping this past Sunday, I discovered this Norstar/BCM digital telephone at the checkout at a local retailer.  The usual problem of the button labels falling off, has occurred.  My fiancé is actually using the phone call another store to see if they have a product. 

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 IP Telephone with KEM at Whole Foods Market Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7962 IP Telephone with KEM at Whole Foods Market Chicago IL
I popped into Whole Foods today to get a gift card and I noticed this Cisco 7962 telephone with sidecar KEM on the service desk counter.  Notice the other 7962 set below on the right used as a backup phone.

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M7100 Norstar Digital Telephone at TJ Maxx Chicago

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M7100 Norstar Digital Telephone at TJ Maxx Chicago
Today on our shopping journey I found this simple and like new clean grey Nortel M7100 on the checkout counter at a TJ Maxx in Chicago.  TJs used these phones for a good part of the entire chain from the 1990s and 2000s, for their checkout telephones, mainly for paging and intercom calls.  The grey ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at the Millennium Hilton New York City

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at the Millennium Hilton New York City
Nortel is alive and well in NYC….. I spotted these Nortel M2616 Digital telephones while visiting the NYC Millennium Hilton a few weeks ago.  This is probably THE most favorite Nortel set of mine ever produced.  It’s a full fledged digital set that works on the Meridian 1 and CS1000 platform from Nortel, and also ...

Phone of the Day: AT&T Store Circa 1990

Phone of the Day: AT&T Store Circa 1990
My boss showed me a magazine from 1990 about retail design and I found this ad featuring an AT&T retail store.  Take a look at the plethora of AT&T phones in these photos.  Take a look at this photo below.  Look at how much more advanced the AT&T digital telephone looks compared to that of ...