Phone of the Day: Nortel 1150E ACD Telephone 

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1150E ACD Telephone 
Today’s telephone is one from my personal collection.  This set can be used as a Call Center ACD set or as I have shown it, as an attendant console.  I added two 1100 series key expansion modules.  I believe I read this phone was discontinued by Avaya but go figure it’s still listed in some ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E @ a Restaurant Lobby on North Michigan Avenue Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E @ a Restaurant Lobby on North Michigan Avenue Chicago 
As I was walking along North Michigan Avenue this evening I noticed this Nortel phone in a first floor elevator lobby for a 4th floor restaurant.  Nortel is alive and well in many places in Chicago.      

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 300 IP Telephone: Detroit Fashion Retail Store

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 300 IP Telephone: Detroit Fashion Retail Store
Pictured at a retail store in the newly emerging stylish downtown of Detroit, yes Detroit, is a Polycom IP set up through Ring Central, a hosted IP service.  That means there is no phone server on site and the processor is controlled at Ring Centrals main server location.    

Phones of the Day: A Party of Nortel T7316E Digital Norstar Telephones at a Pizza Parlor in Lincoln Park Chicago

Phones of the Day: A Party of Nortel T7316E Digital Norstar Telephones at a Pizza Parlor in Lincoln Park Chicago
Yesterday my girlfriend and I stopped at a pizza place in Lincoln Park known for selling all types of pizza by the slice.  I am not going to give their name on here as I don’t have permission to publish their name on here.   They have a wall of Nortel T7316E telephones used for ...

Reinstalling my Bathroom Phone

Reinstalling my Bathroom Phone
I took my Meridian M2008HF off the bathroom wall to paint the wall, with a clean fresh new layer of new paint.  These phones are quite interesting to hang on the wall.  If you decide you want to screw the phone stand into the wall to make the phone extra secure, the phones backplate requires ...

Phone Profile: Nortel M9316 Analog Business Set

Phone Profile: Nortel M9316 Analog Business Set
In the mid 1990s, not every business could afford setting up a full business phone system so they could run to radio shack and get some cheap two line consumer grade phone or run to Sears and get consumer ATT phones or be smart and get a Nortel M8000 or M9000 telephone. Introduced in 1993 ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 at a Parks and Recreation Center in the Chicago Area

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 at a Parks and Recreation Center in the Chicago Area
I found this T7208 on a classroom wall at a birthday party yesterday at a former school turned parks and recreation center.  There are no speakers in the building so they obviously don’t use the overhead paging capability.   I hope to contact them and get them to keep their Nortel system and update it ...

Phone of the Day: AT&T (Lucent, Avaya) Partner MLS-18D Digital Telephone

Phone of the Day: AT&T (Lucent, Avaya) Partner MLS-18D Digital Telephone
Here is one of the first generation Partner telephones first manufactured by AT&T in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  These were intended to replace the small version of the Merlin system.  The Partner was a pure key system in the beginning.  The corporate name changed from ATT to Lucent in 1996 and then to ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 Digital Set, Chicago IL restaurant

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316 Digital Set, Chicago IL restaurant
Spotted in the basement of a famous Chicago breakfast joint, is this digital Nortel T7316 set.  The phone is great for finding staff working on prep in the basement.  Pages can be announced through the phone and intercom calls can be placed to it via the upstairs telephones. All of the newer phones are reverse ...

Phone of the Day: Bell 2554 Analog Wall Telephone Glen Arbor Michigan

Phone of the Day: Bell 2554 Analog Wall Telephone Glen Arbor Michigan
Spotted at a small liquor store, pizza joint and market is an old school bell wall phone.  These phones were developed in the 1960s for standard wall use in businesses and homes.  More recently they can be found on large pbx systems as wall phones in hallways, reception entry phones, dorm room phones, grocery checkout ...