How do I remove inactive phone wires?

3 years ago

There is an inactive phone jack for a land line in my bedroom. I had it moved years ago, and the wires were disconnected.

I now have a cable land line that uses the working wires in the house, but dial tone does not come into the house through the phone company wires.

I want to drywall over the inactive phone jack opening, but since there are wires behind it, I was advised to leave it alone. It is in an awkward place and no one would want to hook up a phone to it.

How do I safely remove the wires so that I can drywall over the opening?

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