Phone of the Day: Ma Bell 2554 Wall Phone at Macy’s Louis Joliet Mall In Joliet IL

Phone of the Day: Ma Bell 2554 Wall Phone at Macy's Louis Joliet Mall In Joliet IL
Today’s phone is different from the Indianapolis ROLM Macy’s (original Lazarus FederatedDepartment  Store) phone I featured a few weeks back.  Todays Macy’s store in Joliet, IL is a former Marshall Fields, which was always a user of ATT Lucent Avaya Definity systems (under Dayton Hudsons Target)  and integrated into Macy’s North.  Most all of the ...

Phone(s) of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010H Phone Telephones at Barnes and Noble Webster Place  Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

Phone(s) of the Day: Toshiba DKT2010H Phone Telephones at Barnes and Noble Webster Place  Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Barnes and Noble has long been a Toshiba DK Strata customer.  I remember seeing these non display Toshiba DKT2010H Phones at Barnes and Noble stores dating to 1993.  These phones are still alive and well at Barnes and Noble bookstores.  They are extremely reliable and well made digital handsets.  These telephones were a third generation ...

Phone of the Day: NEC Touchscreen UT880 IP Telephone

Phone of the Day: NEC Touchscreen UT880 IP Telephone
NEC has introduced a fully touch screen IP telephone.  Nortel introduced a touch screen monochromatic M3000 digital set version around 1990, but it never caught on.   This NEC set does support SIP, but whether it works on open sourced SIP is yet to be discovered.

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT-3010S Telephone, 10-Buttons, Speakerphone at David Nelson Jewelers Joliet, IL

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT-3010S Telephone, 10-Buttons, Speakerphone at David Nelson Jewelers Joliet, IL
I have to give high marks to this awesome jewelry store that went above and beyond to help me create a sparkly gorgeous engagement ring for my fiancé. This is a photo of one of their stores telephones.  This constantly redesigned  model of the Toshiba DK Strata digital telephone, was originally released around 1990.

Phone of the Day: Vertical SBX IP 320 Telephone at Standard Market and Grill in Lincoln Park, Chicago 

Phone of the Day: Vertical SBX IP 320 Telephone at Standard Market and Grill in Lincoln Park, Chicago 
While dining with my fiancé at a very nice modern, clean and tasty dining spot, named Standard Market and Grill, I spotted this IP telephone on the main carry out pick up counter.  Standard Market also has a full line grocery store in Westmont, a Chicago suburb.  When you are in Lincoln Park you definitely ...

Phone of the Day: ESI 48 Key IPFP2 IP Feature Phone 2 at a Wedding Photographer Studio

Phone of the Day: ESI 48 Key IPFP2 IP Feature Phone 2 at a Wedding Photographer Studio
Ever since Nortel went out of business all of these lesser known systems keep popping up in small businesses.   As my fiancé and I were visiting a photo studio for a possible wedding photographer, I captured a picture of this ESI 48 Key IPFP2 IP Feature Phone 2.  It’s very similar to the same ...

Phones of the Day: Tribute to 9/11 and Nortel Phones that Served the World Trade Center

Phones of the Day: Tribute to 9/11 and Nortel Phones that Served the World Trade Center
The World Trade Center was a Nortel hub.  9/11 happened at the peak of Nortel’s sales and Nortel phones were everywhere and Cisco was a rather new name.  Here are some pics I found online of different offices in the World Trade Center that used Nortel telephones, mainly the PBX Aries II Meridian 1 telephones. ...

Phone of the Day: Cermaic Rotary Phone at Francesca’s in Louis Joliet Mall in Joliet, IL

Phone of the Day: Cermaic Rotary Phone at Francesca's in Louis Joliet Mall in Joliet, IL
This Cermaic faux rotary telephone was spotted by my fiancé while we were at a mall on Joliet, IL today.  It’s a pretty good abstract representation of a typical Western Electric rotary telephone.

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1165E with 1100 Series KEM Module

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1165E with 1100 Series KEM Module
This Nortel 1165E is perhaps the best and last IP phone developed by Nortel during the transition to Avaya.  Of course Avaya discontinued this phone as well as the nifty 1110 and ACD 1150E telephone, all vital to different areas of a corporation from the 1165E at the executive desk to the 1150E in the ...

Phone of the Day: Aastra Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Phone of the Day: Aastra Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone in Fredericton, New Brunswick
A friend of mine in New Brunswick sent me a picture of this Aastra Nortel M5316 Centrex telephone at his office.  This set is a copy cat of the M2616 PBX telephone, but it’s an analog/digital hybrid P telephone which means it only works on Meridian Digital Centrex either a Nortel DMS 100, SL-100 or ...