Phone of the Day: Nortel M2008 HF Hospital Telephone

Shown here is a Nortel M2008HF set at a local hospital.  This set still looks pretty modern to this day.  The display module was somewhat of an added luxury when these phones were introduced in 1989 since caller ID was somewhat new of a technology then.  Even when external caller ID wasn’t activated on the phone, internal CLID information would be presented such as the Internal Name, Trunk-Loop ID code, system messages, and feature step by step instructions.

This phone is a refurbished unit.  How can I tell??  Look at how the RLS button is orange and not red.  The default Nortel shipped button with this telephone was a red RLS button.  The refurbishing companies send out bright orange buttons instead.