It amazes me how many people are suggesting a DIY phone line fix when those very same people rag on others about doing/fixing irrigation when they are not qualified. Simply astounding. Wire nut and unshielded multistrand for a buried service line? Are you f'n serious? Maybe for a quick temp fix that will work but certainly not a permanent one. Out here the phone company will repair a cut phone line free of charge if the HO calls letting them know they cut it. @capt My condolences on your loss.