Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Phone

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Phone
  Here is an M2616 with a broken display.  It looks as though the pixels are doing some sort of ghosting.  I fixed the problem by pressing the Program button and then 002 to get to the contrast setting.  I then turned the contrast to the lowest setting and you were able to read the ...

Two Guys and Their Phones 2003 style

Two Guys and Their Phones 2003 style
The following photo is from when Justin visited me in 2003 at my place in Lincoln Park Chicago.

Omni Superstore and Digital Telephone Systems

Omni Superstore and Digital Telephone Systems
Hello from Chicago!  Omni Superstore was a former division discount food and drug division of Dominick’s Finer Foods, a Chicago based supermarket chain now owned by Safeway.  It was created by Dominick’s management team in 1985 to compete with the onslaught of warehouse grocery stores entering the Chicago area such as Cub Foods and Aldi.  ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Deskset in a Walgreen’s Pharmacy

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Deskset in a Walgreen's Pharmacy
As I was visiting my parents yesterday, I stopped at the local Walgreen’s to pick up some items when I noticed this T7208 system at the 2nd register at the Walgreen’s in Whiting, IN.  More than likely this phone is operating off a Norstar MICS with analog trunks, as most Walgreen stores are set up ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT3220-SD 20 Button LCD & Speakerphone

Phone of the Day: Toshiba DKT3220-SD 20 Button LCD & Speakerphone
Today’s phone comes to you from my favorite new Chicago grocery store, called Mariano’s Fresh Market.  Former Dominick’s veteran CEO, Bob Mariano has take then city by storm with these awesome new stores.  This is an amazing grocery store where you can sample the food, drink beer, wine and mimosas on the sales floor, and ...

Phone of the Day: Yours Truly Joe and a Nortel M2008 Digital Telephone

Phone of the Day: Yours Truly Joe and a Nortel M2008 Digital Telephone
Today’s photos contains yours truly from Community Hospital, Munster, IN.   My Sister Dad and I had dinner in the cafeteria and I couldn’t resist taking a photo with one of the best designed digital phones ever.  They are placed on the columns in the cafeteria for doctors and nurses responding to pages and for visitors ...

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 ...