Phone of the Day: Avaya 1416 Digital Telephone at Casablanca Restaurant East Chicago, IN

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1416 Digital Telephone at Casablanca Restaurant East Chicago, IN
One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the Chicago area is across the border in Indiana, in East Chicago, the city I was born in.  It’s called Casablanca, and the gracious owner, Manuel, always wears all white!  They used to have an Avaya Partner system in which I have seen various Partner telephones installed on ...

Phone of the Day: NORTEL NETWORKS NT4X09BB DMS 100 ATTENDANT CONSOLE

Phone of the Day: NORTEL NETWORKS NT4X09BB DMS 100 ATTENDANT CONSOLE
This screenshot shows the console that I used when I was an operator at Purdue University from 1995-1999.   This console is the main switchboard terminal that works off the DMS and SL-100 platforms.  Unfortunately the more feature rich M2250 console doesn’t work on the DMS or SL-100. This set used a single line LED ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M5209 Business Set From Fredericton Nova Scotia 

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian M5209 Business Set From Fredericton Nova Scotia 
My friend Trent sent me a pic of one of his office phones.  The M5209 is a Meridian Digital Centrex multi line telephone that can be used on the legacy Nortel DMS or SL100 platform.  Many North American universities, government offices, banking institutions, television stations, and hospitals used these phones during the 1990s.   The ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at a TJ Maxx Retail Store Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at a TJ Maxx Retail Store Chicago, IL
I discovered this “brandless” Nortel telephone on a wall column at a discount retailer in Chicago.  This must be a refurbished unit, hence the missing logo on top of the display.  The logo must have been painted over when the phone was refurbished. After a few years of 1A2/Aiphone Intercoms and then Tie Meritor key ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 2410 Digital Telephone at the Minneapolis International Airport United Club

Phone of the Day: Avaya 2410 Digital Telephone at the Minneapolis International Airport United Club
My fiancé spotted this Avaya phone and was sweet enough to take a picture of it for this blog.  This phone is located in the United Club waiting area.  This 2410 set is a digital set with minimal buttons and meant for an area such as a hallway or break room.  It’s interesting to note ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT 2010H Digital Telephone at Lowes Home Improvement Noblesville, IN

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT 2010H Digital Telephone at Lowes Home Improvement Noblesville, IN
This telephone was spotted at the paint desk at a home improvement store in surburban Indianapolis.  Lowes has hung on to their trusty DK Strata telephones which appear to be very reliable.  This particular model dates to the early 1990s, but can still be found in retail outlets such as Pep Boys, Lowes Home Inprovement, ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone with KEM BLF at a Park District Office in Chicagoland

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone with KEM BLF at a Park District Office in Chicagoland
I was at a Park District office today and noticed this large Nortel T7316E digital telephone with the attached busy lamp field (key expansion module) that is either working off a BCM or a Norstar system from Nortel.   These telephones were introduced in 1999 to work on the new SMB platform named the Nortel ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at Piece Brewery and Pizzeria Bucktown, Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at Piece Brewery and Pizzeria Bucktown, Chicago, IL
I stopped by Piece last Saturday evening to get a growler of beer for a party and I noticed they had these Nortel Norstar/BCM digital key system telephones.   They utilize an older Norstar system that still functions like new.  Piece opened around 2000 to employ the cast of MTV’s “The Real World” in 2001. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at a Bridal Shop in Illinois

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at a Bridal Shop in Illinois
My fiancé sent me a pic of this phone while she was picking out her wedding dress.  Once a highly respected digital telephone known for durability and ease of use, the M7208 is now known for being a phone of the past.  Even though it’s highly reliable and well made, Avaya has told users to ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1608 Digital Telephone at Potash Brothers Market Old Town Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1608 Digital Telephone at Potash Brothers Market Old Town Chicago, IL
This Avaya 1608 Digital Telephone was spotted at a small neighborhood grocery store in a ritzy neighborhood of Chicago. An IP Office is running these phones, which are peppered throughout the sales floor and service counters.  They might want to check their spelling on the phones display where the word “aisle” is misspelled.