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Telephone Jack Cost

Telephone Jack Cost

National average
(standard four-conductor phone jack)
Low: $10


High: $200 - $300

(upgrades & issues)

Cost to install a phone jack varies greatly by region (and even by zip code).
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The average cost of installing a phone jack is $90​.

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Phone Jack?

Even in our digital world, homes still need a phone jack to communicate. This example will consider the cost of installing a standard four-conductor phone jack, which averages $90. Installing a phone jack is a fairly simple process and can be done by all levels of DIY-ers.

Cost Breakdown

  • Materials: a four-conductor phone jack houses one to two phone lines and is fairly standard. It costs $3-$10. Existing phone jack wire can typically be reused for a replacement jack.
  • Labor: if you need to hire an electrician, they typically charge $65-$85 per hour. This project would take one to two hours, for a labor cost of $65-$170.

Enhancement and Improvement Costs

  • Installing a phone jack in a new room can require the purchase of more wire to expand the phone line. This typically costs $0.10-$0.15 per foot.
  • Phone jacks that hold more lines tend to be more expensive. A six-conductor jack with two to three lines costs $5-$15.

Additional Considerations and Costs

  • Homes without interwall access may need to re-route the jacks through other parts of the wall or floor to get access to the connection box. Plan to spend $30-$60 more per jack if this is the case.
  • If the wires behind the existing phone jack are corroded, you may need to cut them back, which would require the use of a wire cutter, which can be purchased for $10-$20.
  • Phone jacks in hard to reach places or with exposed drywall 1 may require a professional. Add an extra hour or two ($65-$170) to the electrician's fee to deal with location issues.
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Oklahoma City, OK
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Petersburg, VA
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Richmond, TX
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Rio Rancho, NM
River Edge, NJ
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