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 ...

Another Phone of the Day: Nortel M2216 ACD Digital Telephone

Another Phone of the Day: Nortel M2216 ACD Digital Telephone
Well I haven’t posted in a few days so I am going to add a whole bunch of phones today for viewing.  This particular set is a Nortel Aries II M2216 automatic call distribution (ACD) digital set used for high volume call centers.  This phone was designed to work on the original Meridian SL-1 and ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Chicago Grocery Store

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Chicago Grocery Store
My girlfriend and I went grocery shopping at a long time Chicago grocery store in the Bucktown neighborhood.  This grocery store has used Nortel phones since the mid 1990s.  They are one of the few chains that still place telephones on the sales floor, this one was a sales floor phone.   Obviously these sets ...