Phone of the Day: ATT 4 Line Telephone at Lacoste Outlet Aurora IL

Phone of the Day: ATT 4 Line Telephone at Lacoste Outlet Aurora IL
Shown below is ATTs replacement for the small 4X8 Norstar by Nortel, a cheap residential grade piece of garbage phone. This ATT telephone contains space for four lines and intercom dialing between phones.  No KSU exists for these phones and things like call transfer and park do not exist inherently in the phones themselves.  The ...

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5340 IP Telephone at Fairfield Inn Ottawa, IL

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5340 IP Telephone at Fairfield Inn Ottawa, IL
While staying at a hotel this past weekend in Ottawa, IL, a cool town in itself, I spotted this Mitel set at the front desk.  The desk was set with two of these phones and one console, I’ll feature another day. The 5340 series sets are being replaced by the new IP 6900 sets, which ...

Phone of the Day: ROLM RP612L Digital Telephone at Sears Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL

Phone of the Day: ROLM RP612L Digital Telephone at Sears Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL
While passing through a Sears store at Oakbrook, I noticed these somewhat modern second generation ROLM telephones that are located at many checkouts throughout the stores.   While Sears has long been struggling in the 2000s, it is impressive to see they went all digital throughout the entire stores, with their ROLM telephones in the ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Ace Hardware Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Ace Hardware Chicago, IL
Ace Hardware stores had been a Nortel customer for years, with Norstar systems in their stores and a CS1000 at their corporate office in Oakbrook, IL.  I don’t know if they still have Nortel at their corporate office, but they would be a good candidate for The E-Metrotel UCx if they do. This phone was ...

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 9840 Color IP Telephone at Macy’s Oakbrook, IL

Phone of the Day: Vertical Edge 9840 Color IP Telephone at Macy's Oakbrook, IL
I noticed this Vertical Edge IP phone sitting on a counter at Macy’s Oakbrook Center today.  What’s interesting is that the store has standard 2500 analog deskphones and Avaya multi line 8400 digital sets around the store, but I spotted this unique set right out in the middle of the sales floor.  I have no ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 with KEM and Nortel M5009 City of Chicago City Hall

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 with KEM and Nortel M5009 City of Chicago City Hall
My fiancĂ© and I went to buy our parking passes today and I encountered these Nortel phones still happily being used by the city of Chicago at City Hall.  The city of Chicago still relies heavily on Nortel Meridian Centrex or MDC (Meridian Digital Centrex) telephones.  Genband now supports these phones. M5009 and yours truly: ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608G IP Telephone with BM 12 KEM Modules at the Knoll Showroom, Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608G IP Telephone with BM 12 KEM Modules at the Knoll Showroom, Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL
As we were trouncing around Neocon today visiting interior design booths and showrooms, I noticed this massive and high tech looking Avaya IP telephone at the front desk of the Knoll Showroom. What’s interesting is that I am rather surprised to see a business phone in an office showroom.  Many office showrooms have denounced phone ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone with KEM at The Headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone with KEM at The Headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints
I happened to come across an article about the Mormon religion and Utah.  I came across this picture of a Cisco IP 7965 color display telephone on the desk of the head of the church. My Catholic diocese here in Chicago is all Nortel CS1000, but it’s interesting to see what other churches and faiths ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner Euro 8 Digital Telephone at Jos A Bank Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner Euro 8 Digital Telephone at Jos A Bank Chicago, IL
I spotted this Avaya Partner digital telephone set at a suit store in Chicago’s North Side neighborhood of Lincoln Park.  

Phone of the Day: Disney Analog Customer Service Telephone

Phone of the Day: Disney Analog Customer Service Telephone
My friend Justin took this photo of a customer service telephone at Disney World.  It looks like an explosion proof durable telephone made of metal.  Most of Disney is digital Nortel Meridian 1 telephone equipment, but there are tons of analog extensions all around the park.