Phone of the Day: Cisco 6921 IP Telephone At Bloomingdales Outlet in Chicago Rosemont, IL

Phone of the Day: Cisco 6921 IP Telephone At Bloomingdales Outlet in Chicago Rosemont, IL
Well looks as though Bloomingdales is parting with their legacy Avaya and ROLM systems and going the Cisco route. This particular set isn’t very old, but has since been discontinued (on July 30, 2014) by Cisco and replaced by the 7800 series telephones. This is a great little phone, but it’s biggest disadvantage is the ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at the New Glarus, Wisconsin Bakery

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at the New Glarus, Wisconsin Bakery
You’ll find Nortel Alive and well in the strangest places, such as this small town bakery in the cute small town of New Glarus, Wi. Whoever maintains this system does a great job. This M7208 Digital Meridian Norstar telephone looks like it’s brand new out of the 1991 box and very clean.

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4412D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya 4412D+ Digital Telephone at Crate and Barrel Chicago, IL
Crate and Barrel stores are a unique mix of Avaya and Cisco. Most stores seem to use Avaya sets but a few random locations have Cisco 7900 sets. Crate and Barrel has long been an Avaya/Lucent/ATT user, and even some new stores are still installing legacy phone such as these 4412 sets. The 4400 series ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Avaya 9508 Digital Telephone at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago
My wife and I visited the indoor farmers market at this location last Saturday and I spotted this telephone at the front desk. The staff uses it to page over the buildings PA for different events going on in the museum. That’s pretty innovative seeing a lot of museums will just use a microphone to ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M9516 Analog Telephone

Phone of the Day: Nortel M9516 Analog Telephone
Sorry it has been a while, life has been busy! A friend of mine from Canada sent me this old relic of the mid 1990s, a Northern Telecom M9516 telephone complete with a built in answering machine, auto attendant and paging feature. Unfortunately, even though Nortel marketed their plastic of not yellowing back in the ...

Phone of the Day: Toshiba (Mitel) DKT3210-SD Digital Telephone at Treasure Island Supermarket in Chicago

Phone of the Day: Toshiba (Mitel) DKT3210-SD Digital Telephone at Treasure Island Supermarket in Chicago
Mitel is a knight in shining armor who recently rescued Toshiba Telecom from the sinking liquidation ship. Mitel is a good fit to support the millions of Toshiba phones in operation, like this Strata set at a newly remodeled grocery store in an upscale Chicago neighborhood called Streeterville.

Phone of the Day: Cisco SPA 504G IP Telephone at Maillard Tavern, Chicago

Phone of the Day: Cisco SPA 504G IP Telephone at Maillard Tavern, Chicago
My friend and I went and visited a new bar in Chicago yesterday and I observed these phones at their bar and host stand. These are the Cisco open sourced small business telephones. These were originally co branded with Linksys. These are bound to be replaced by the Cisco 8800 series third party multi platform ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours in Montreal, Quebec

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7310 Digital Telephone at  Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours in Montreal, Quebec
My wife and I visited Montreal in November and we stopped at this beautiful church for a tour of the inside and of the awesome steeple deck with panoramic views of Montreal. The building is equipped with a BCM or Norstar system with these digital telephones. This particular one is the M7310 with French button ...

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18 Euro Digital Telephone at Phone Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet in Aurora, IL

Phone of the Day: Avaya Partner 18 Euro Digital Telephone at Phone Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet in Aurora, IL
I spotted this legacy basic Avaya digital telephone that works on Avaya’s Partner system. Polo has long been a user of Partner systems in their stores since the mid 1990s. Before that they used ATT Spirit key systems in their stores. Their larger full line Ralph Lauren stores use Avaya 6400 sets with a brief ...

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at TJ Maxx Hoffman Estates, IL

Phone of the Day: Nortel M7208 Digital Telephone at TJ Maxx Hoffman Estates, IL
I visited a TJ Maxx today in the burbs that I haven’t been to since January 1995 when this store was brand new. I remember going to this new TJ Maxx with my late parents in January 1995 and appreciating their brand new dolphin gray Nortel M7208 telephones. It’s hard to believe that was 24 ...