Should we remove the telephone jack in the kitchen?
Our phone with answering machine is currently mounted on our kitchen wall. With our remodel, we will be adding a backsplash to this area so I don't want the phone in the middle of it. My husband has suggested we put a hole in the countertop (with a gromet) and run the wire down into the base cabinet wall and set the phone on the counter. We could also remove the phone jack entirely and put a cordless on the countertop or elsewhere. Has anyone else removed their landline? I'm not sure it will make much difference in the future with so many dropping landline service anyway. It is the only phone jack on the first floor, we have several on the second floor (which means we would have to go upstairs to listen to the answering machine).