Phone of the Day: Northern Electric (Northern Telecom/Nortel) Antique Wood Rotaty Telephone

Phone of the Day: Northern Electric (Northern Telecom/Nortel) Antique Wood Rotaty Telephone
My wife Gina and I discovered this cool old phone at the Banff Canada Cave and Basin Musem near the Banff city center.  The old Northern Electric logo is clearly visible underneath the rotary dial.  This phone appears to have some type of switchook on the top of the unit.  It also contains one bell ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephones at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta

Phones of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephones at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta
On the last leg of our honeymoon today, we stopped at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in the beautiful mountains just outside of Banff in Alberta, Canada. Just like the Fairmont we visited in Lake Louise, this hotel still uses a fully featured Nortel digital Meridian 1 system.  Various M2000 and M3900 sets exist around ...

Phone of the Day: (2) Nortel M7208 Digital Telephones and (1) M7100 Digital Telephone at Hudson’s Bay in Banff, Alberta

Phone of the Day: (2) Nortel M7208 Digital Telephones and (1) M7100 Digital Telephone at Hudson's Bay in Banff, Alberta
Hudson’s Bay, the oldest retailer in North America incorporated in 1670, is a large Nortel user in their department stores.  Other than a few locations that use legacy Mitel switches, 90 percent of the Hudson’s Bay stores use Nortel.  Some locations use the Norstar Key System while other larger locations use the Meridian 1/CS 1000 ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3904 Digital Telephone at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3904 Digital Telephone at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta
I spotted this Nortel Meridian1/CS1000 M3904 digital telephone phone alive and well in the deli at the Fairmont here in Lake Louise today.  Good to see Nortel still in full use.

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Jasper Brewing Company, Jasper Alberta

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Jasper Brewing Company, Jasper Alberta
While having dinner and some beers at the awesome Jasper Brewing here in the beautiful Jasper National Park of Alberta Canada, I spotted this Nortel digital T7316E at the bar.  These phones are everywhere here in Alberta.

Phone of the Day: Avaya  6424 at the Sheraton Suites Calgary, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Avaya  6424 at the Sheraton Suites Calgary, Alberta
This telephone was located at the front desk of the Sheraton Hotel we stayed at in Calgary for the past few days.  I am confused though, when I dial into voicemail I get the voice of Meridian Mail, Joan Kenley.  It’s possible the Avaya system is using an Octel voicemail system, which Joan Kenley also ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Craft Beer Market in Calgary, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Craft Beer Market in Calgary, Alberta
Day 2 of our Honeymoon in Alberta found us enjoying a wide selection of Canadian microbrews at Craft, a large beerhouse in the Beltline area of Calgary, with over 100 beers on tap.  Alex our bar tender was extremely friendly and made us feel at home. I have encountered numerous Nortel M and T series ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3903 Digital Telephone at Hudson’s Bay in Downtown Calgary, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3903 Digital Telephone at Hudson's Bay in Downtown Calgary, Alberta
My wife and I are on our honeymoon in Calgary, Alberta and I spotted this Nortel M3903 digital telephone at the Hudson’s Bay department store in downtown Calgary today.  I love how it still has the wonderful Nortel name programmed on the display, almost like Nortel is still alive today. The M3903 is a digital ...

Phone of the Day: Bell 2554 Analog Wall Telephone at Presence Resurrection Hospital in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Bell 2554 Analog Wall Telephone at Presence Resurrection Hospital in Chicago
I spotted this wall phone from the same hospital I posted the Cisco phone from a few days ago.   While the entire hospital is on the Cisco kick, there are still a few analog phones throughout the hallways, including this telephone mounted near an internal entry door. This analog phone used to be on ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8841 IP Telephone at a Wholesale Club Store in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8841 IP Telephone at a Wholesale Club Store in Chicago
A local favorite store that rhymes with Potsco ripped out their Meridian Norstar M7000 phones recently and replaced them with these new Cisco 8841 series sets.  As much as I loved the Nortel phones, these are pretty awesome looking telephones, that I am sure do way more than the Norstar phones ever did, plus they ...