I just moved into a home built in 1962 and so there are still a bunch of land-lines connected. I just removed a telephone from my kitchen that had a phone jack behind it. See the picture below:

Phone Jack Protruding

What can I do to remove this?

  • behind the big flat metal part there's a standard outlet box. you can put a blank plate on it for less obtrusion, or remove it all and patch the drywall. I would try to run 5v to it and put in USB outlets to avoid mud work.
    – dandavis
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 7:04
  • Yes, get yourself a standard blank plate in your favorite color, remove the telephone plate and there should be a mounting yoke that also needs to be removed and then you can mount the blank plate on the box behind it.
    – ArchonOSX
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 9:11
  • In the 1960's it was common if not standard policy to install phone outlets with out a box. If you can locate the wire in the basement, disconnect it. Pull the wire out of the wall. you will likely have a pencil sized hole in the wall.
    – mikes
    Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 11:06
  • That is a special magic plate that is made for wall phones, in case you want to do it Adama style. (Adama on the 2004 Galactica series was really into hardwired lines.) Commented Oct 28, 2017 at 18:13


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