2nd Phone of the Day: Shoretel212k IP telephone Family Fare Supermarket Manistee, MI

2nd Phone of the Day: Shoretel212k IP telephone Family Fare Supermarket Manistee, MI
Today’s phone was spotted at a newer 2008 built supermarket run by Spartan Stores out of Grand Rapids, MI. It appears this chain has taken the Shoretel route with their stores. All of their newer stores have these IP phones. The ShoreTel 212k appears to d This is a rather advanced phone for a grocery ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E SIP Phone Stormcloud Brewery, Frankfort, MI

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E SIP Phone Stormcloud Brewery, Frankfort, MI
Today’s phone is visible on the back bar in front of me right now at my favorite new brewery in The Northern Michigan town of Frankfort, Michigan. While enjoying an IPA with live music is a Nortel 1140E Sip phone connected to Voip provider Phone Power. This phone uses SIP 2.2 with no license required. ...

Phone System of My Dreams: Nortel CS1000 JW Marriott Grand Rapids, MI

Phone System of My Dreams: Nortel CS1000 JW Marriott Grand Rapids, MI
Not only do I love staying at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids Michigan because of it’s world class accomodations, I stay there because they have a world class full 100 percent VOIP Nortel CS1000 installed in 2007 with the awesome Nortel 1120E/1140E/i2007 series IP Phones located throughout the hotel, including the guestrooms.   I stayed ...

Phone Equipment of the Day: Bell System Manhole Cover Halsted St. Chicago

Phone Equipment of the Day: Bell System Manhole Cover Halsted St. Chicago
On my evening walk, on this beautiful hot and humid, pre summer evening, I walked across the Halsted St. Bridge spanning the I-290 freeway in Chicago.  I noticed this relic of days past….a manhole covered with a “Bell System” logo engraved into the manhole cover.  Illinois was a very big part of the Bell System ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Set El Taco Real Restaurant Hammond, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Set El Taco Real Restaurant Hammond, IN
Today’s Nortel Digital Telephone comes to you from El Taco Real Restaurant in Hammond, IN on Hoffman Street a few blocks east of Calumet Avenue US 41.  This is one of my top favorite Mexican Restaurants.  The friendly staff greets you and once seated they place a tray of crispy non greasy tortilla chips, pico ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel M7208 TJ Maxx Style

Phones of the Day: Nortel M7208 TJ Maxx Style
Spotted today at the TJ Maxx built in 2002 in Highland, IN, are the Nortel “Grey” M7208 Nortel Norstar digital phones found in most TJ Maxx.  These were installed in all TJX stores starting in the very early 1990s.  In 2004, their stores started upgrading to the newer T Series sets.  Their phone systems are ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 5410 Digital Telephone

Phone of the Day: Avaya 5410 Digital Telephone
Today’s phone was spotted on the Walgreen’s Northbrook Campus, but it is not actually a Walgreen phone.  This is a guest phone for the adjoining tenant.  This is an Avaya 5410 Digital Telephone that has since been discontinued and replaced by the newer Avaya 1400 and 1600 sets. I found some information from a website ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18D Euro Display Deskphone Vapiano Chicago

Phone of the Day:  Avaya Partner 18D Euro Display Deskphone Vapiano Chicago
Today’s phone comes from a new restaurant in Chicago’s Loop across from the Palmer House on Monroe and Wabash called Vapiano.  It may sound like an Italian pizza place, but it’s actually a cool German owned restaurant group that serves amazing Italian Food.  They give you a card when you come in and you actually ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9404 Digital Deskphone Wrigley Building Chicago

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9404 Digital Deskphone Wrigley Building Chicago
Located in the classic 1920s Wrigley Building, Home of Wrigley Chewing gum, is an Avaya PBX with the Avaya 9400 digital deskphones running the buildings managements communications.  I spotted this sleek new 9404 phone on the main reception desk of the North Building, where a really cool Walgreen’s is being built as well! Taken from ...

Phone of the Day:Nortel/Aastra M8009 Analog Telephone Glen’s Frankfort, MI

Phone of the Day:Nortel/Aastra M8009 Analog Telephone Glen's Frankfort, MI
Hi from Northern Michigan in my favorite vacation town, Frankfort.  Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, this town is very much like a Oregon coast town, complete with nature trails, sand dunes, a brewery, fine restaurants, sunsets, sandy beaches, evergreen trees, and sunsets. Back in the fall of 2013, the local supermarket named Glen’s, ...