Phones of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D and 18 Digital Telephones at Beelows Steakhouse Lake Zurich, IL

Phones of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D and 18 Digital Telephones at Beelows Steakhouse Lake Zurich, IL
My fiancé and our friends Jon and Kristen and I visited this awesome steakhouse a few weeks back in the burbs.  The food is amazing here and definitely worth a visit. I spotted these second generation Avaya Partner Digital sets on their front counter.  Popular with many small businesses and retail stores, the Partner was ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at The North Avenue Home Depot, Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at The North Avenue Home Depot, Chicago
One of the busiest Home Depot’s is this large one in Chicago in the Bucktown neighborhood.  We picked up a van today to  transport some items and I observed quite a bit of Cisco phone action while waiting at the counter, including a ton of overhead paging.

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT 333 Digital Phone at Stanley’s Fruit Market in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT 333 Digital Phone at Stanley's Fruit Market in Chicago
Our favorite small super fruit market…..that is a market that carries mainly fruit items and a deli, has a small Panasonic digital telephone system with paging, intercom and these sleeker looking Panasonic digital telephones.  

Phone of the Day: Vodavi Starplus STS 3515 71 LCD Digital Phone at Pinstripes Restaurant 

Phone of the Day: Vodavi Starplus STS 3515 71 LCD Digital Phone at Pinstripes Restaurant 
My fiancé and I had our wedding shower today at this wonderful restaurant bowling and bocce ball place in Northbrook, IL today. At the front counter I noticed these old school key system digital telephones.  Vodavi is the brand name while the telephones model name is Starplus.  Vodavi was acquired by Vertical Communications in 2006, ...

Phone of the Day: Here are some 1990s phones from 1997

Phone of the Day: Here are some 1990s phones from 1997
I snapped these screenshots from a video about companies switching to casual dress in 1997.  This is deep in the heart of the great phone system era. Second generation ROLMphones: AT&T 7400 Series Phone: Nortel M2616 Phone:  

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT543 Digital Telephone at an Independent Bookstore in Lagrange IL

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-DT543 Digital Telephone at an Independent Bookstore in Lagrange IL
This is a newer styled Panasonic digital telephone shown at a bookstore.  It looks very similar to the Toshiba digital phones that have just been discontinued.

Phone of the Day:Avaya 1416 Digital Desk Digital Phone at Saks Off Fifth Rosemont, IL 

Phone of the Day:Avaya 1416 Digital Desk Digital Phone at Saks Off Fifth Rosemont, IL 
I snapped this photo at a retail outlet store here in the Chicago area.  This phone was spotted at the checkout.  Saks used to be all Nortel but has switched to Avaya. 

Phone of the Day: Vertical SBX 24-Button Digital Telephone at a Menswear Store in Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Vertical SBX 24-Button Digital Telephone at a Menswear Store in Chicago 
I spotted this Vertical Vodavi LG Nortel Ericsson digital telephone at a menswear store in Chicago.  You name the manufacturer because it has a ton of different brand names stemming from Vertical buying Vodavi and Vertical partnering with LG Nortel which became LG Ericsson. This phone design is a digital set, although the manufacturer also ...

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

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 ...

Note: By now, after viewing the numerous daily phone posts on here, you should all realize “landline” business phones are not dead and are still everywhere and being evolved into newer and better looking phones and technology.

Note: By now, after viewing the numerous daily phone posts on here, you should all realize
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