Phone of the Day: Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 VoIP Phone at The Original Pancake House Fishers Indiana

Phone of the Day: Polycom SoundPoint IP 335 VoIP Phone at The Original Pancake House Fishers Indiana
While visiting my friend Derek in Indy this past weekend, we had Sunday breakfast at this wonderful pancake house.  I noticed this Polycom Soundpoint IP Telephone at the front register.  More and more small businesses are realizing the potential of IP phones and cloud based technology and they are dropping the old school POTS telephone ...

Phone of the Day: Yealink SIP-T28P IP Phone at Scotty’s Brewhouse West Lafayette IN

Phone of the Day: Yealink SIP-T28P IP Phone at Scotty's Brewhouse West Lafayette IN
Today my fiancé and I made a visit to West Lafayette and Purdue and I discovered this awkward Cisco looking Yealink SIP-T28P IP Phone at Scotty’s Brewhouse.  This is a pure sip phone that will work on any IP PBX as a SIP client.  The actual model of phone has been discontinued by Yealink.  

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian Centrex M5316 on the Smithstonian 9/11 Tribute 

Phone of the Day: Nortel Meridian Centrex M5316 on the Smithstonian 9/11 Tribute 
This excerpt is taken of a sad moment from 9/11 showing a photo of a typical 2001 Nortel telephone.  This is an M5316 Centrex set which is found all around the US Capitol.  Ironically 2001 was Nortel’s heyday, when Nortel phones were everywhere, while today it is Cisco. 

Phone of the Day: Aastra Nortel Vista 350 Analog Telephone from Trent in Fredericton, Nova Scotia

Phone of the Day: Aastra Nortel Vista 350 Analog Telephone from Trent in Fredericton, Nova Scotia
Trent from Nova Scotia sent along this photograph of an innovative early 1990s that was perhaps ahead of its time.  It tapped ADSI, (explained below) way before Internet was a standard household name.  Here is a description: The Aastra PowerTouch 350 single line, analog, screen phone is an ideal, value priced communication tool. It is ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic Digital Business Telephone VB-44210 at The Limited Woodfield Mall Schaumburg Illinois 

Phone of the Day: Panasonic Digital Business Telephone VB-44210 at The Limited Woodfield Mall Schaumburg Illinois 
I spotted this late model Panasonic digital phone while shopping with my fiancé.   This system was quite common in Limited Brand stores such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Express, and The Limited in the late 1990s, as this was their standard phone system at the time.   These were ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7821 at H&M Department Store Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7821 at H&M Department Store Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL
While at Woodfield Mall with my fiancé this past Sunday, I spotted this newer but beat up Cisco 7821 IP phone on one of the stores columns.  H&M is a Swedish chain, so I wonder if they use Cisco phones in Europe or the more common Ericsson sets.  I also would be surprised if they ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic DBS VB-44210  Digitial Telephone at Loft Women’s store in Schaumburg IL

Phone of the Day: Panasonic DBS VB-44210  Digitial Telephone at Loft Women's store in Schaumburg IL
Loft stores mainly have Nortel phones systems in all of their stores, but I happened in on this loft store that has Panasonic DBS 1990s telephones to handle their daily business needs.

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18 Button Digital Telephone at Gap North Avenue Lincoln Park Chicago  

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18 Button Digital Telephone at Gap North Avenue Lincoln Park Chicago  
I spotted this ugly duckling telephone with a mismatched handset at a Gap store.  I think the phone was originally a white colored one, but it broke and they replaced it with the black version.  Gap has long been a Lucent Avaya Partner and in some bigger stores Avaya Definity user.