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Northern Electric, Nortel's previous name made chrome payphones in the 1950s. The same phone was also made by Western Electric.
Nortel Centurion were made in the 1970s-1980s and used coins only. They came in black, brown, or green cases. Initial units used a rotary dial system and later units were touch tone key pad.
Centurions had a coin return button.
Centurion were used by Bell Canada, MTS, Telephone Milot and other local phone companies in Canada. Additionally, Centurions were used by companies in the United States such as Embarq, and a number of other independent telephone companies.
The Nortel Millennium were introduced in the 1990s and allowed the use of coins and cards (credit card or phone cards). These units came with touch tone key pad only. A display screen allowed user to view the number dial and change the language from French to English.
These units were used by:
For coin return, Millennium users must hang up the receiver first.
Nortel made a variant of their Vista 350 with a card reader attached to the right side of the device. Users would insert a credit card or phone card to make calls. These types of phones are found in malls and hotels in Canada.