Phone of the Day: Cisco 8841 IP Telephone at Whole Foods Market in Wheaton, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8841 IP Telephone at Whole Foods Market in Wheaton, IL
Whole Foods Market phone system installations were originally a mish-mosh of different phone systems including Panasonic Digital and most recently Toshiba DK Strata/CIX. A few years ago they went all Cisco with 7900 series sets appearing in their stores.  Even though Cisco has long considered the 7900 series sets reliable and sturdy, they finally pulled ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E IP Phone with a Parked Call and an Avaya 2526T POE Switch

Phone of the Day: Nortel 1140E IP Phone with a Parked Call and an Avaya 2526T POE Switch
I powered up a POE switch I bought for a friend of mine, for whom I installed an Emetrotel UCx in his brewery.  This POE switch will go into an additional building to control remote Nortel 1140E telephones, hosted back at the main building a mile away. The UCx is awesome if you like being ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Lucent Partner 18 Digital  Telephone at Eddie Bauer Outlet Michigan City, IN

Phone of the Day: Avaya Lucent Partner 18 Digital  Telephone at Eddie Bauer Outlet Michigan City, IN
The first time I saw these second generation “AT&T Lucent Avaya” Partner phones was in 1996 when Eddie Bauer first opened a flagship on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.  I thought these phones looked quite futuristic at the time and didn’t even know they were a AT&T Lucent product until I started seeing them pop up at ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at Sysco Food Service in Seattle 

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at Sysco Food Service in Seattle 
It appears Nortel Meridian 1 telephones are alive and well at Sysco Offices, not to be confused with Cisco! Justin, my blog partner on this site, sent me this photo from Seattle today. The M2616 was the 1990s equilavent to the now ever so present Cisco 7900 series IP phones seen everywhere today.  The M2616 ...

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-TS105B Analog Telephone at The Vitamin Shoppe Chicago, IL 

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-TS105B Analog Telephone at The Vitamin Shoppe Chicago, IL 
My fiancé and I stopped at a vitamin store in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago and I noticed this plain standard line analog telephone at the main checkout of this vitamin store.   Seeing they are a large chain, I am surprised to see they haven’t dropped the one analog line per location setup ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Digital Telephone at Jewel-Osco Chicago Old Irving Neighborhood

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7100 Digital Telephone at Jewel-Osco Chicago Old Irving Neighborhood
I spotted this single line digital Nortel telephone meant for use on a Norstar and BCM telephone system, on the column of a Chicago staple grocery store, Jewel Osco.  This phone is right out on the sales floor. Jewel has since switched to Vertical brand systems for new stores, but the legacy Nortel systems are ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at the Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Belgium

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7965 IP Telephone at the Hard Rock Cafe Brussels Belgium
Thank you to a wonderful supporter of this site, Lars from Belgium, sent us this photo of a Cisco 7965 IP phone that he spotted on a Host Stand at the Hard Rock Cafe in Brussels.   The 7965 is the most recent design of the 7900 series 6 line button Telephone, replacing the earlier ...

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 400 IP Telephone with Key Expansion Module at an Eye Doctor Office in Palatine IL

Phone of the Day: Polycom VVX 400 IP Telephone with Key Expansion Module at an Eye Doctor Office in Palatine IL
My fiancé and I today went and got our eyes examined and I noticed these Polycom IP phones at the reception desk.   

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at North Face Outlet Michigan City, IN

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7316E at North Face Outlet Michigan City, IN
Here is a pic of a non working Nortel telephone at a North Face retail store.

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4424D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4424D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago IL
As my fiancé and I were doing our wedding registry I noticed this Avaya Magix digital telephone that was originally introduced by Lucent pre Avaya.  This digital phone was a replacement for the earlier MLX Legend telephones from the 1990s, which in turn were replacements of the original Merlin 1980s sets.  All of these Merlin/Legend/Magix ...