Phone of the Day: Rotary Dial…Marriott Style

Phone of the Day: Rotary Dial...Marriott Style
Today’s phone of the day comes to you direct from th Big Easy. Yep, New Orleans. No more did I check in and a quick glance across the lobby revealed this sweet vintage rotary dial. A picture is worth a thousand words as you can’t say much about this model but she sure is pretty ...

Phone of the Day: ASCOM IP-DECT WIRELESS HANDSET

Phone of the Day: ASCOM IP-DECT WIRELESS HANDSET
Today my Mother had a false alarm of a serious health condition and luckily just was in the need of some re hydration.  She is resting and recovering now. The hospital, Munster Community Hospital, has been a part of my life for many years.  I volutneered there during the 1990s while in high school and ...

Phone of the Day: A Legacy Earpiece & Horn

Phone of the Day: A Legacy Earpiece & Horn
So, how does one explain today’s phone of the day…Well, I’m not sure. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say, so I’ll let you decide what you think. It comes from a friend of mine who found it at an antique store and picked it up. Not sure if all of the ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Aries II Digital Telephone

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Aries II Digital Telephone
Today’s phone comes from my friend Amanda who sent me a picture of her highly abused but still a workhorse M2616 from the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL.  In the photo, it looks as though there are 2 active lines on this phone and one Intercom extension.  There is also tape holding the display ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9641G IP Set @ JW Marriott Essex House, NYC

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9641G IP Set @ JW Marriott Essex House, NYC
Today’s phone comes to you from the Big Apple Central Park South JW Marriott Essex House in New York City.  I stayed  here in March while attending at grand opening for a project I worked on at the Empire State Building and let me tell you, I was quite impressed by the 9641G phone that ...

Phone of the Day: Aastra 6757i SIP IP Telephone

Phone of the Day: Aastra 6757i SIP IP Telephone
Coming to you from Toronto, Ontario on behalf of my friend Mark Gillham at Joe Jackman Reinvents Branding, is a SIP based telephone set from Aastra.  I don’t know the exact PBX that this set is working off of, but I am guessing it’s either Aastra or Asterisk. Aastra is an interesting company, that actually ...

Northern Michigan: Remote Phones on the E-MetroTel UCx platform

Northern Michigan: Remote Phones on the E-MetroTel UCx platform
Greetings from the Northern Michigan village of Elberta, MI.  I am located 300 miles North of Chicago and 30 miles west of Traverse City, MI nestled at the base of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.   I am staying at my favorite place, Wayfarer Lodgings run by wonderful Mike and Iris Jones.  You might want ...

Phone of the Day: The Peabody Special

Phone of the Day: The Peabody Special
Today’s phone of the day is a relic photo I’ve dug up from a conference I attended in Orlando in 2011. I stayed at the Peabody, a swanky hotel, that provided accommodations for us during the conference. It seemed like a great hotel and I was assuming great things (it’s quite a nice hotel) and ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1110

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1110
So today’s phone of the day is the Nortel 1110. I just got this beauty in the mail today to integrate it in to my eMetroTel UCx system. The little gem runs SIP firmware as well as Nortel/Avaya UNIStim. A little note, it originally ran UNIStim when first released in 2008 (the 1100 series were ...

Phone(s) of the Day: Nortel M7208 and Nortel T7316E

Phone(s) of the Day: Nortel M7208 and Nortel T7316E
“Hey would anyone like any mozzarella cheese sticks or some extreme fajitas or how about some extreme shooters?”  Welcome to TGI Fridays in Wheeling, IL.  I snapped this photo today at lunch of 2 Nortel phones from 2 different generations. The T7316 was the first generation of this phone introduced in 2001 by Nortel Networks. ...