Phones of the Day: Nortel M2008 Digital Telephone next to a new Avaya 9608 IP Telephone at a North Shore Hospital in Illinois

My friend grabbed this photo of a unique photo of a Nortel Meridian 1 System having been upgraded to Avaya. The older Meridian phone has a note on it saying not to use it for emergencies, hence the Avaya phone is now online. It’s a shame to see the rugged M2000 series phones being thrown away just because they look older. In black, the Nortel phones usually look brand new, even today. The M1 phones could probably work indefinitely for the next 20 years, but I guess since Nortel went out of business, users insist on newer Avaya phones.