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Many people are not aware that their local phone company does not automatically cover inside wiring issues, until they get the bill for a service call! Service calls are billed by the hour and can add up quickly.
If you have an older house and have the potential for a problem, it's prudent to sign up for a wire line maintenance plan that covers you in case you do need service. It's really inconvenient to be without phone service due to wiring problems and during months when the budget is tight, this could happen without protection.
Most wire line protection plans do not cover adding new jacks or jack reconfiguration. Some service providers, such as AT&T, offer plans that cover your phone equipment, as well.