Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at the New Glarus, Wisconsin Bakery

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at the New Glarus, Wisconsin Bakery
You’ll find Nortel Alive and well in the strangest places, such as this small town bakery in the cute small town of New Glarus, Wi. Whoever maintains this system does a great job. This M7208 Digital Meridian Norstar telephone looks like it’s brand new out of the 1991 box and very clean.

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4412D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4412D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago, IL
Crate and Barrel stores are a unique mix of Avaya and Cisco. Most stores seem to use Avaya sets but a few random locations have Cisco 7900 sets. Crate and Barrel has long been an Avaya/Lucent/ATT user, and even some new stores are still installing legacy phone such as these 4412 sets. The 4400 series ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago
My wife and I visited the indoor farmers market at this location last Saturday and I spotted this telephone at the front desk. The staff uses it to page over the buildings PA for different events going on in the museum. That’s pretty innovative seeing a lot of museums will just use a microphone to ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M9516 Analog Telephone

Phone of the Day: Nortel M9516 Analog Telephone
Sorry it has been a while, life has been busy! A friend of mine from Canada sent me this old relic of the mid 1990s, a Northern Telecom M9516 telephone complete with a built in answering machine, auto attendant and paging feature. Unfortunately, even though Nortel marketed their plastic of not yellowing back in the ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba (Mitel) DKT3210-SD Digital Telephone at Treasure Island Supermarket in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Toshiba (Mitel) DKT3210-SD Digital Telephone at Treasure Island Supermarket in Chicago
Mitel is a knight in shining armor who recently rescued Toshiba Telecom from the sinking liquidation ship. Mitel is a good fit to support the millions of Toshiba phones in operation, like this Strata set at a newly remodeled grocery store in an upscale Chicago neighborhood called Streeterville.