Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Digital Telephone at Jewel-Osco Chicago Old Irving Neighborhood

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Digital Telephone at Jewel-Osco Chicago Old Irving Neighborhood
I spotted this single line digital Nortel telephone meant for use on a Norstar and BCM telephone system, on the column of a Chicago staple grocery store, Jewel Osco.  This phone is right out on the sales floor. Jewel has since switched to Vertical brand systems for new stores, but the legacy Nortel systems are ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at the Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Belgium

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at the Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Belgium
Thank you to a wonderful supporter of this site, Lars from Belgium, sent us this photo of a Cisco 7965 IP phone that he spotted on a Host Stand at the Hard Rock Cafe in Brussels.   The 7965 is the most recent design of the 7900 series 6 line button Telephone, replacing the earlier ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 400 IP Telephone with Key Expansion Module at an Eye Doctor Office in Palatine IL

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 400 IP Telephone with Key Expansion Module at an Eye Doctor Office in Palatine IL
My fiancé and I today went and got our eyes examined and I noticed these Polycom IP phones at the reception desk.   

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at North Face Outlet Michigan City, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at North Face Outlet Michigan City, IN
Here is a pic of a non working Nortel telephone at a North Face retail store.

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4424D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4424D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago IL
As my fiancé and I were doing our wedding registry I noticed this Avaya Magix digital telephone that was originally introduced by Lucent pre Avaya.  This digital phone was a replacement for the earlier MLX Legend telephones from the 1990s, which in turn were replacements of the original Merlin 1980s sets.  All of these Merlin/Legend/Magix ...

Phone (System) of the Day: Toshiba DK Strata Phone System at a Small Retail Store

Phone (System) of the Day: Toshiba DK Strata Phone System at a Small Retail Store
I snapped a picture of this system at my friends office today.  It’s a newer Toshiba Strata digital telephone system and a pic of one of their digital telephones.  The sales of this system has held on tough through the years of Cisco and Nortel and Avaya.  I consider Toshiba the quiet player in the ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E with SIP Firmware from the Ohio State University

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E with SIP Firmware from the Ohio State University
I bought this phone on eBay, and when I plugged it in, the Avaya SIP firmware came up on it along with a login for an Ohio State University SIP line.  It appears by their website, OSU is still a Nortel Genband Centrex campus.  This SIP phone must have been a test phone.  I converted ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DP5018-S Digital Business Phone at REI Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DP5018-S Digital Business Phone at REI Chicago 
Another retailer who has abandoned their phone system for anything other than external calls.  All internal communication must be done on headsets that aren’t connected to the phone system.  Blah! What a waste of money on a good phone system.

Phone of the Day: Toshiba  DKT-3220SD Digital Phone at a Chicago Area Grocery Store

Phone of the Day: Toshiba  DKT-3220SD Digital Phone at a Chicago Area Grocery Store
A very innovative local grocery chain has installed these Toshiba DKT digital telephones at their stores throughout Chicagoland.  I assume the DKT stands for “digital key telephone,” which evolved from the early Harris Lanier Telephones (acquired around 1990 by Toshiba) EKT which stood for “electronic key telephine,” a very popular term for early electronic key ...