We had just enough changes made to the house that we had to pull out the existing phone jacks. Only one station remained intact and we couldn’t really access it due to piles of clutter in that particular room. (The clutter has now been cleared; thanks for asking.)
The wires outside have been hanging across the window for over a year.
We made a couple of false starts to rectify this situation but each time we could not locate the phone jacks we had removed. (You know they’ll turn up one day.)
I bought Charlie two RCA brand simple phone jacks from Lowes and asked him to install them.
In order to actually figure out how they worked with our wiring we had to take apart the one working jack.
The new jack has 4 wires: red, green yellow, black. There were 5 wires coming from the wall: blue on white, white on blue, orange one white, white on orange, white on green.
White with blue dashes matched to green and blue with white dashes matched to red. Yellow and black were unnecessary.
Voila! A phone by the bed.
Now if I could keep the telemarketers and politicians from calling I’d have it made.
Do you still have a landline?