Phones of the Day: Fisher Price

Phones of the Day: Fisher Price
Back in the day when Joe and I were kids we both have fond memories of Fisher Price tag along phones….you know, the ones that had the string with them that you pulled around the house and when it tracked along it rang. It was also the old school rotary dial! I went out to ...

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: 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 ...

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: 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 ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskset

Phone of the Day: Avaya 1408 Digital Deskset
Spotted at the Lighthouse Place DKNY Outlet Store in Michigan City, IN today, I snapped a quick photo of this Avaya 1408 digital set that runs on non IP standard telephone cable.  It is currently a set that can work both on the small scale IP Office and the large scale PBX Avaya Aura platform.  ...