Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-TD7696 Digital Cordless Telephone at Corridor Brewing in the Southport Corridor Chicago

Phone of the Day: Panasonic KX-TD7696 Digital Cordless Telephone at Corridor Brewing in the Southport Corridor Chicago
My wife and I checked out this new brewery this past Saturday night and when we arrived I noticed this wireless handset that looks like any typical residential grade handset, but in this case it’s a fully digital proprietary set that only works on a Panasonic system. This set is extremely expensive though $599 on ...

Phones of the Day: Italian Payphones Asiago, Italy

Phones of the Day: Italian Payphones Asiago, Italy
My friend Henry, who just retired from being a senior technician for ATT, sent me these photos of Payphones he observed on a trip to Italy. They look rather futuristic, but in my opinion not quite as durable as the Nortel Millenium Payphones. I’ll have some more photos from Henry in the next few posts. ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone at Chicago Police Headquarters

Phone of the Day: Nortel M5316 Centrex Telephone at Chicago Police Headquarters
I saw this interesting image online attached to an article about the former Chicago Police Superintendent. The photo shows a M5316 with an M522 key expansion module. The city of Chicago runs Nortel Centrex throughout all of their facilities. It’s good to see the system alive and well here. I believe it’s the safety and ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at FedEx Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M2616 Digital Telephone at FedEx Chicago, IL
I spotted this M2616 at a Fedex facility in Chicago.

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7861 at the AT&T Wireless Store Bucktown Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco 7861 at the AT&T Wireless Store Bucktown Chicago
Well I went in to see when I can order a new iPhone and I ended up seeing that ATT has ditched their Avaya Partner phones for these Cisco SIP phones. The 7861 is a larger sized SIP phone for use on Cisco Call Manager platforms or on hosted systems by Asterisk and Broadsoft. I ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at The Lucky Monk Brewery in South Barrington, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel T7208 Digital Telephone at The Lucky Monk Brewery in South Barrington, IL
We dined at a nice brewery last week and I saw these Nortel phones at the front host stand.

Phone of the Day: Nortel/Aastra M9417CW Analog Telephone at Roots Clothing Shop in Banff, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Nortel/Aastra M9417CW Analog Telephone at Roots Clothing Shop in Banff, Alberta
I spotted this two line analog set on the counter of the iconic Canadian retailer Roots. Although this phone looks like a digital or IP set, it’s actually an analog set that runs off typical analog phone lines from the phone company, or on a PBXs analog line. This set is the second generation telephone ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Rimrock Resort Banff, Alberta

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Rimrock Resort Banff, Alberta
A few weeks ago on our honeymoon I spotted these Avaya sets at the hotel we stayed at. I am almost certain they had a Meridian 1 switch and recently threw it away and put in an Avaya switch with pure digital (non IP) 9508 telephones. Rooms are equipped with cheap hotel analog telephones. The ...

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8941 IP Telephone at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

Phone of the Day: Cisco 8941 IP Telephone at Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
I won’t say much because I am heartbroken that my Alma Mater, Purdue got rid of their trusty Nortel CS-2100 Genband C-20 Soft switch and replaced it in favor of these Cisco IP phones. The Nortel system did serve Purdue well for the last twenty years, and it outlasted the first digital AE 4600 installed ...

Phones of the Day: Nortel Aastra M5316 and M5008 at the Chicago Public Library

Phones of the Day: Nortel Aastra M5316 and M5008 at the Chicago Public Library
Chicago’s Library system is still on Nortel Centrex. These phones are reliable and easy to use, as many city governments and universities still use these M5000 sets. They look very similar to the M2000 digital sets, but these are in fact, analog digital hybrid sets that only work on a Meridian Digital Centrex or the ...