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Offline Partyline4

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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2015, 10:57:05 PM »
how can anyone really rely on the dates... on my phones, bases get switched, shells get changed and so on... so all the dates change... and the phone isint an "Original" anymore. and of course, I can always REMARK the date if I wanted to....

So that's where all those date matching rarity's are coming from.....

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BTW I have a white model 500 that has the date code 83139

So....1983.....

I have a 554 from 1984; months after the baby bells were born with date code 84086
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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #76 on: May 24, 2016, 11:10:56 PM »
Not a 500 set, but I have a Northern Telecom 2500 set from 1984. I'm not sure when NT/Nortel actually stopped making these sets.

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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #77 on: June 10, 2016, 06:54:54 PM »
What would be the newest 500 set possible?  By that I mean the newest possible set made by any company.

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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #78 on: September 09, 2016, 12:36:54 AM »
My understanding is that Cortelco made the last ones in 2006.  Used to think it was in 07', but I've heard that was wrong. 

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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #79 on: June 30, 2017, 05:11:51 PM »
I thought it was us in 1984.  I have one of the last ones made by NT.

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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #80 on: July 02, 2017, 09:22:40 AM »
Cortelco continued to make 2500s, but not 500s, until the early 2000s.

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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #81 on: July 02, 2017, 10:00:36 AM »
Cortelco continued to make 2500s, but not 500s, until the early 2000s.

Cortelco still sells 2500s and 2554s.
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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #82 on: July 02, 2017, 11:19:32 AM »
I have a Cortelco 554 with a dial blank from the mid '90s.
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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #83 on: July 02, 2017, 01:57:25 PM »
From the Cortelco website, in the area of a page that states their address:

Country:USA
City:Corinth
Address:1703 Sawyer Rd
Email:info@cortelco.com

They seem to have forgotten to tell us the name of the state, and the ZIP (zone improvement plan) code. I guess, along with the demise of LD (loop disconnect) telephones, the new generation of web wranglers assumes that no one needs to use the USPS  (United States Postal Service), either.

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Re: Who among us has the newest WE 500? And newer non-WE 500 types?
« Reply #84 on: July 02, 2017, 02:07:45 PM »
From the Cortelco website, in the area of a page that states their address:

Country:USA
City:Corinth
Address:1703 Sawyer Rd
Email:info@cortelco.com

They seem to have forgotten to tell us the name of the state, and the ZIP (zone improvement plan) code. I guess, along with the demise of LD (loop disconnect) telephones, the new generation of web wranglers assumes that no one needs to use the USPS  (United States Postal Service), either.

According to Google Maps, Cortelco Inc. is at 1703 Sawyer Rd in Corinth, MS  38834

Phone number:  (662) 287-5281
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