Phone Observation:  Nortel Aastra Mitel M8001 Analog Telephone

I am watching a Canadian TV network at a bar now watching NHL hockey and    during the intermission there was a telethon for the Vancouver Canucks sponsoring sick kids.  Look at the table and all of the black Meridian M8001 analog phones.  The handsets that the telethon associates are talking on still look quite high tech even though they are a 20 year old design.   They were introduced in the early 1990s as a replacement for the standard “ma bell” Deskphone.   Only in Canada would you still see such a loyal following for Nortel equipment.

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