Phones of the Day: Cisco 8800 and 7900 Series IP Phones on the Presidents Desk at the White House

Phones of the Day: Cisco 8800 and 7900 Series IP Phones on the Presidents Desk at the White House
Along with our new President, it appears President Trump’s Desk has two types of Cisco sets, including a newcomer phone.  One is the older full color 7900 series and one is a newer HD color 8800 series that I assumed replaced the original Avaya Lucent Telephone that used to reside on the desk during the ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone shown in England

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone shown in England
My friend David in England sent me a photo of one his Nortel IP phones connected to my Emetrotel UCx here in Chicago.  It’s pretty amazing to think that this phone is connected back to my main UCx here in Chicago by such a great distance of 3805 miles. Back in the old days of ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 Digital Telephone at a Printing Business in the Chicago Suburbs 

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 Digital Telephone at a Printing Business in the Chicago Suburbs 
Here is a Nortel T7316, not to be confused with the T7316E (the E means the phone  has a bottom center dedicated speakerphone button), at a printing business in suburban Chicago.  Many small businesses still rely on these trusty phone systems even though Avaya discontinued them a few years ago.  There are plenty of resources ...

Phone of the Day: Old Western Electric Analog “Modern” Office Deskphone in Fishers, IN

Phone of the Day: Old Western Electric Analog
My friends Grandma has this old school Western Electric analog desk phone in her house in Indiana.  It dates from the early 1980s and is one of many different unique telephones she has owned through the years due to her late husbands employment at Illinois Bell in Chicago.  

Phone of the Day: AT&T Phonebox at Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL

Phone of the Day: AT&T Phonebox at Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL
I spotted this unique phone box for a standard wall phone in the restroom corridor at Woodfield Mall.  The mall has been on a legacy Avaya, Lucent, ATT Definity system for years now.  Avaya is not the standard in Simon Malls currently.  The Simon Malls now mostly use Polycom sets.

Phone of the Day:  Inter-Tel Axxess 8520 Telephone at a Ford Dealer in Issaquah, WA 

Phone of the Day:  Inter-Tel Axxess 8520 Telephone at a Ford Dealer in Issaquah, WA 
This phone was spotted by my friend  at a car dealership in Washington.  All I can say is that while this is a modern telephone, the styling is a bit off and just looks a little boring to me.  The only thing I like is the curved line in the middle of the phone.  This ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 in a Bathroom

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 in a Bathroom
Here is a picture of an old beat up but cleaned M7208 that is in my friends bathroom in Indianapolis.  He can press the Line 1 button (labeled speed call) and directly dial me as an internal extension on my UCx system in Chicago.  I love the red and orange buttons on this phone, not ...

Phones of the Day: Comparing the old Logic Northern Telecom phones with the newer Nortel Meridian M2000/M5000 Series Telephones

Phones of the Day: Comparing the old Logic Northern Telecom phones with the newer Nortel Meridian M2000/M5000 Series Telephones
Back when Nortel was king and still called Northern Telecom, they made simple easy to use telephones with simple button layouts and futuristic styling.  What I find interesting is that it appears the original Designers of the newer (1990) M2000 Aries sets, mimicked the simple styling of the original 1a2 Logic Telephones (1974).  Here are ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1165E IP Telephone with KEM

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1165E IP Telephone with KEM
This colorful IP phone is working on the UCx from Emetrotel.  It has a Key Expansion Module attached to it to show extensions or features. This was the last IP phone model produced new by Nortel before their acquisition by Avaya. 

Phone of the Day: Iwatsu ICON IX-5810 Digital Telephone at Earth Fare Grocery Noblesville, IN

Phone of the Day: Iwatsu ICON IX-5810 Digital Telephone at Earth Fare Grocery Noblesville, IN
This somewhat modern looking digital telephone was spotted in the wellness department at a health food driven supermarket named Earth Fare.   I don’t know much about Iwatsu, it seems to be a very unusual phone system with limited installed base in the USA.  I saw it the first time at a monastery where my ...