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. ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Callmaster 302C Attendant Console

Phone of the Day: Avaya Callmaster 302C Attendant Console
Today’s phone comes to you from a Nordstrom Rack in Chicago.  For some reason, the store has 2 of these behemoth Call Center/Attendant Call Center sets at their main checkouts, but their employees use annoying wireless headset radios instead of this set.   They also have 6400 sets at each register, but again they are rarely ...

Phone of the Day: Battlestar Galactica

Phone of the Day: Battlestar Galactica
Today’s phone of the day comes to you from Battlestar Galactica. Here in Seattle the Experience Music Project has unique exhibits and recently we had one that featured Battlestar Galactica. So, what does one do when they see a phone? Naturally, snap a quick one! UPDATE: Thanks to Robin for the information: Captain Adama was against ...

Phone of the Day: Aastra (Nortel Networks) Power Touch 390 Analog Telephone

Phone of the Day: Aastra (Nortel Networks) Power Touch 390 Analog Telephone
Today’s phone comes from the Northwoods of Frankfort, MI at the Gateway Village Apartment Development office.  I installed this phone in October 2012 for then Manager Mike Jones, who is a great friend of mine.  They needed a reliable business phone to replace some RCA cheap phone that never worked. This is a pure analog ...