Phone of the Day: Mitel 5224 IP Telephone

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5224 IP Telephone
Today’s phone was photographed at a suburban office.  It’s a sleek Mitel IP proprietary IP set.  I like everything about this telephone set except the cheap looking stainless steel ring around the speaker.  It doesn’t match anything else on the telephone.  A nice perforated techy looking speaker cover would have looked a lot better on ...

Phones of the Day: Aastra 390 Analog Telephones at A. Papanos Pizza in Thompsonville MI  

Phones of the Day: Aastra 390 Analog Telephones at A. Papanos Pizza in Thompsonville MI  
My friend Todd asked me to install some more modern telephones in his pizza business.  I installed these Aastra 390 sets, one for each of his phone lines.  These are analog sets that simply plug into the existing analog line, but clean up the user experience with clear caller ID and simple labeled buttons.

Phone of the Day: Retro Northern Telecom Q Series SL-1 Attendant Console from 1977

Phone of the Day: Retro Northern Telecom Q Series SL-1 Attendant Console from 1977
Today’s photograph is borrowed from a fellow blogger who featured this 1977 user guide for an SL-1 attendant console, the precursor to the M2250 console released in the late 1980s.  For 1977, this console was WAY ahead of anything else on the market.  This device was fully digital while most everything else in 1977 on ...

Phone of the Day: Bell 500 Deskphone on “Nova Tornado” 

Phone of the Day: Bell 500 Deskphone on
My favorite documentary of all time shows a Bell telephone at the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with the famous Dr. Howie Bluestein the ultimate tornado expert speaking about tornadoes.  I could watch this special over and over!  The university now uses an Avaya Call Manager platform with 9600 series IP telephones, but the National ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 at Mariano’s Fresh Market Gurnee, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 at Mariano's Fresh Market Gurnee, IL
Today, my girlfriend and I stopped to get some food to grill for dinner tonight at a really nice Mariano’s in Gurnee, IL.  We were up in the Northern Chicago suburbs for a family event and we decided to stop at this former Dominick’s now Mariano’s. It still baffles me how many grocery chains (Some ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5317 ISDN BRI Terminal (Telephone)

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5317 ISDN BRI Terminal (Telephone)
I was searching away for Nortel products on eBay and found this poor M5317 ISDN telephone with DEF written on he display. These telephones were highly advanced at the time they were introduced.  They worked directly off ISDN and provided an advanced amount of features via softkeys on the display of the telephone. Here is ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Bath and Body Works at Old Orchard Mall in Skokie IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at Bath and Body Works at Old Orchard Mall in Skokie IL
I spotted this Nortel T series digital telephone at this Bath and Body Works location in a large mall in Skokie, IL.   Bath and Body Works have everything from Toshiba to Panasonic to basic POTS service to their (most used) Nortel systems in their retail locations.