Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 TJ Maxx Style

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 TJ Maxx Style
Today’s phone comes paired against a beautiful red wall at the local TJ Maxx in downtown Chicago.  It’s an older version Meridian M7208 phone, but looks pretty good contrasted against the red wall.  This is a common phone at most TJ Maxx stores.  They began upgrading to the Meridian Norstar systems in 1989 soon after ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1150E Call Center IP Phone

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1150E Call Center IP Phone
Today’s phone is one of mine here in my loft in Chicago.  It’s a Nortel 1150E set that is generally used for ACD Call Center applications.  I currently have it plugged into an E-MetroTel UCx 50 as the Receptionist Attendant position.  As you can see, up on the left I have 5 In-Call buttons, which ...

Phone Of The Day: Nortel T7316E QFC (Kroger) Washington

Phone Of The Day: Nortel T7316E QFC (Kroger) Washington
Straight from a small town Seattle suburb, here is a Nortel T7316E at a QFC grocery checkstand.  The company is owned by Kroger and Kroger is a large Nortel client, but rumor has it they are looking to switch over to Cisco. Their newly acquired friends at Harris Teeter in North Carolina are in for ...

Phone of the Day: ShoreTel 115 IP Phone

Phone of the Day: ShoreTel 115 IP Phone
Found at a new high tech grocery store called Plum Market in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, this is a ShoreTel 115 IP telephone.  It’s a single line IP set very similar to a Nortel M/T 7100 IP1110/1210 IP set or Cisco 7906G set.  It appears to have 6 feature keys and Handsfree. After being a ...

Frankfort, MI the Nortel Town November 2013

Frankfort, MI the Nortel Town November 2013
Hey fellow phone lovers out there.  I spend a lot of time in Northern Michigan in a wonderful 2 town area located in the beautiful hills of Benzie County near Lake Michigan.  The town I stay in is Elberta Michigan and the twin bigger town is Frankfort, MI.  It is 300 miles North of Chicago ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010S 10 Button with Speakerphone

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010S 10 Button with Speakerphone
Today’s phone comes to you from a Kerr Drug in North Carolina.  This is a tired but trusty reliable digital telephone that works on a Toshiba DK Strata Key Telephone system.  I am assuming DK stands for Digital Key system. The phone has an interesting “Teleco” label on it, disguising it from it’s actual Toshiba ...

Phone of the Day:Avaya T7208 Digital Deskset (really a Nortel set)

Phone of the Day:Avaya T7208 Digital Deskset (really a Nortel set)
A Nortel phone with an Avaya logo printed on it…….weird, enough said! Avaya discontinued the Norstar and BCM that run this phone….but they still manufacture the phone!

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3904 Hospital Phone

Phone of the Day: Nortel M3904 Hospital Phone
Thank you to our great college friend Raul Yzqueirdo for this picture of a Nortel Meridian M3904 digital telephone set shown at a hospital in Houston Texas.  The M3900 sets are still rather popular in hospital settings due to their durability and wide feature range.  They are also still manufactured new by Avaya to work ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208
Today’s photo is from my friend Darrell who snapped this photo at a Mexican restaurant near Rockford, IL.  The photo is of a rather worn Meridian M7208 digital set manufactured to work on the Norstar line of KSU’s from Nortel.  These are not to be confused with the similar looking M2008 series digital phones that ...

Bell Manhole Cover: Noblesville, Indiana

Bell Manhole Cover: Noblesville, Indiana
Tucked away in an alley in a quaint restored alley in downtown Noblesville, IN, I found this really cool relic of the old “ma bell” days in the telephone world.  Yes, I’ve seen many of these covers in Chicago with MCI, Level 3, ATT, Ameritech imprinted on them….but it was so appropriate in this restored ...