Phone of the Day: Throwing out the Nortel M3904 for an Avaya 9608G IP Phone

Phone of the Day: Throwing out the Nortel M3904 for an Avaya 9608G IP Phone
Welp my friend works for a large telecommunications firm that decided that their Nortel phones were no longer worth operating and they replaced them with Avaya 9608G sets.  Sad day for sure. The M3904s and 1100/1200 Nortel IP phones are still manufactured by Avaya so I don’t understand why they needed to upgrade to the ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7911 IP Telephone at Dicks Sporting Goods Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7911 IP Telephone at Dicks Sporting Goods Chicago IL
Dicks uses Cisco IP phones for their stores but only for external communication.  They do not allow overhead paging or intercom dialing on the phones, they have to use their walkie talkie headsets.  Just go buy a 4 line sip phone for a couple of places in the store and be done with it. Why ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-T7736 at Genes Sausage Shop Lincoln Square Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-T7736 at Genes Sausage Shop Lincoln Square Chicago IL
My girlfriend grabbed a photo for me of this digital multi line telephone at Genes Sausage Shop rooftop patio in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.   This is a late model Panasonic telephone that works on the Panasonic Key Systems.  Below is a brochure for the phone and then a picture of the featured ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 300 IP Phone at Red Robin Woodfield Mall Schaumburg IL

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 300 IP Phone at Red Robin Woodfield Mall Schaumburg IL
Spotted at the Red Robin Restaurant inside Woodfield Mall is this Polycom VVX 300 IP Phone.  This is a SIP telephone that may either be connected to a small IP PBX or a larger hosted network.  Red Robin used to use Toshiba DK Strata sets.  

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at BMW of Orland Park, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E Digital Telephone at BMW of Orland Park, IL
I was out in the burbs today and I stopped at a BMW dealership in Orland Park.  I was standing and waiting for my touch paint to be delivered to the parts counter,  and I heard a familiar Nortel page beep and a page about picking up line 1.  I noticed the Nortel T7316E sitting ...

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Unity 1 Analog Telephone Fredericton, New Brunswick  

Phone of the Day: Northern Telecom Unity 1 Analog Telephone Fredericton, New Brunswick  
My friend Trent Mitchell from Canada, sent a photo of an interesting NT Analog Unity telephone from his office, that probably dates to the early 1990s.  These sets were designed to compliment the design style of both the early M2000 series Delta  (boxy styled sets) or the M5000 Centrex sets.   There were many versions ...

Unboxing a Nortel 1140E Phone Refurbished by Teletech Communications 

Unboxing a Nortel 1140E Phone Refurbished by Teletech Communications 
My good friends Peter and Frank, who own a telecom refurbishing as well as new telecom equipment distribution facility in Itasca, IL performed miracles at turning an old dead 1140E set with blemishes and a bad display into this new beauty.  Take a look at the photos!  It is the old phone that has been ...

Phone of the Day: Bell Styled 2554 Red Wall Telephone at Meijer in Ludington, Michigan

Phone of the Day: Bell Styled 2554 Red Wall Telephone at Meijer in Ludington, Michigan
I spotted this customer phone at a Meijer on our way back from Northern Michigan today.  This oldie but goodie is still found throughout the many Meijer stores used for their analog extensions on their Avaya  system or newer IP system.  The decor in this Meijer store dates to the reduced cost 2000 prototype.  It ...