Phone of the Day: Cisco 7945 and 7965 IP Telephones at a Home Improvement Store in Chicago  

I spotted these Cisco IP phones at a very popular Home Improvement store in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.  This customer used to solely be an Avaya customer but in the last few years has switched to Cisco.  These Cisco color display phones are quite nice and durable.  Obviously its a shame that the phone in the paint department is covered in paint.  

There are still some Avaya 2554 old school analog wall phones at the checkouts, which seems like a pain.  It would be much easier to update those phones to IP via a network connection than having to add analog ports to the Cisco Call Manager.  

I still am baffled why this chain didn’t go with the nice Avaya 9600 IP phones.