Phones of the Day: Cisco 7821 and 7861 IP Sets at Kroger Marketplace in Fishers IN

Phones of the Day: Cisco 7821 and 7861 IP Sets at Kroger Marketplace in Fishers IN
I was down in Indianapolis this weekend and today I checked out a new Kroger store in the northeast suburb of Fishers.  This is a brand new type of store that mimics a Meijer or Fred Meyer store.  Kroger has since upgraded from Nortel BCM to Cisco.  Unfortunately they haven’t worked the Kinks out of ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 and T7316E Digital Telephones at Kohls Noblesville, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 and T7316E Digital Telephones at Kohls Noblesville, IN
Yours truly was spotted at Kohls while visiting my friend in Indianapolis recently.  The smiling in my face about the Nortel system in this store stops here. This is a wall phone found on a  column in the store.  It’s pretty much useless and unused though, as the store uses walkie talkies for all communication. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Furniture Gallery Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Furniture Gallery Chicago 
Nortel phones are still out there and alive in all types of businesses.  This particular furniture store is still enjoying using their Nortel phones with everything from paging to intercom to outside dialing to incoming calls.   This particular phone is still quite as stylish as any Shoretel, Avaya or Cisco phone in my opinion. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone with KEM at my friend Jordan’s Home Office

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone with KEM at my friend Jordan's Home Office
My good friend Jordan has a home office and uses a i2004 phone “IP Centrexed” off my Emetrotel UCx.  It’s a remote phone but with a KEM key expansion module that he has programmed with many auto dials, busy lamp icons on other system phones and features.  He accesses his own SIP trunk for PSTN ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone at my Fiancés House

Phone of the Day: Nortel i2004 IP Telephone at my Fiancés House
I tested my fiancés new Comcast routers stability with a remote Nortel i2004 client connected remotely to my E-MetroTel UCx system.   The phone worked perfectly and stayed connected for over an hour until I had to disconnect it.  This phones color was commonly referred to as”Barney Purple” from Nortel staff.   It’s unique color ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E at a Design Office

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E at a Design Office
I installed an Emetrotel UCx 20 with all 1140E IP Phones at a friends office.  Here is a picture of some of the phones in the office.   Originally introduced by Nortel around 2005, these are personally considered the most well designed IP phones on the planet (although some of the newest Cisco sets are ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608 IP Phone at an Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9608 IP Phone at an Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan
When we were walking around GR last Friday night I spotted, through a window, this Avaya 9608 IP phone on a desk in a high tech office.  

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5320 IP Phone at Bistro Bella Vita, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Phone of the Day: Mitel 5320 IP Phone at Bistro Bella Vita, Grand Rapids, Michigan 
As my lady and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner in Grand Rapids last weekend at Bistro Bella Vita, we had excellent service and great food.  This restaurant opened around 1999 and I’ve seen various iterations of phone systems at this place. This first was a Toshiba “Tie” Strata system with Grey phones that said “Tie” ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom 450 IP Telephone at Hopcat Bar Grand Rapids, MI

Phone of the Day: Polycom 450 IP Telephone at Hopcat Bar Grand Rapids, MI
I spotted this Polycom IP phone at Hopcat, a large beer bar in downtown Grand Rapids. This is a 450 IP telephone that works off of SIP firmware.  This a later model telephine as the newer phones use all circular buttons instead of the partial hexagonal shape buttons. 

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone at Costco Wholesale Chicagoland, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone at Costco Wholesale Chicagoland, IL
I spotted this trusty and reliable M7310 while shopping at a Costco in Chicago today.  The cashier rang up the items of the people behind me even though I told him I had one item, it was so annoying.  I had to go to customer service for a cash refund where I noticed this Nortel ...