What Are the Best Cox Communications Packages?

By Jack SteinLast Updated August 31, 2020
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Founded in Georgia, Cox Communications is a cable and internet service provider. It operates in parts of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Like many other telecommunications companies, Cox regularly offers special bundles on its services. While pricing can vary greatly from state to state and even town to town, there are a few deals that Cox tends to offer across markets. This is what you need to know to get the best package for you.

What Internet and Cable Services Does Cox Provide?

Cox Internet provides cable internet service rather than DSL, which means it's fairly fast. In addition to home service, subscribers get access to public Cox hotspots as well as extras, such as the Panoramic Wifi Gateway and App, for an additional fee. If you have a large family that uses multiple devices to get online, you may want to opt for Gigablast, Cox's 940 Mbps internet access. With it, you can enjoy multiple bandwidth-intensive activities at once, such as streaming movies, playing online games or holding video conferences. However, families that are smaller or less active online may be better off with a cheaper package.

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Meanwhile, Cox TV allows you to choose from either basic cable or Contour TV, which provides access to a customizable range of channels, including subscription entertainment like HBO and Showtime as well as on-demand movies and shows. You can further enhance your cable and streaming experience with the wireless 4K Contour Stream Player, which lets you access all of your Cox entertainment — plus any streaming services you might have, such as Netflix or Hulu — with one remote.

What Else Can I Get Through Cox Communications?

While you might be able to manage with just a basic cell phone plan, Cox Voice also offers various technologies that can make managing phone calls easier than ever. HD digital service helps keep calls clear and sharp, while the simultaneous ring feature allows you to answer your home line on your cell phone. You can also check the phone record on your landline, read transcripts of voice messages, preemptively block robocalls and more. The default Cox Voice plan offers unlimited calls throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, and you can expand it further to include more than thirty countries.

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Lastly, Cox Homelife makes it possible to control all kinds of things around your house, including lighting, door locks, security systems, the thermostat and more, from your phone or even a remote control. The exact features will vary based on your package and what smart home technologies you choose to install in your house, but in general, the idea is to centralize control over your home so that you can make everything exactly the way you want it to be with the press of a button. Cox even provides technicians to help with the installation of smart home technologies.

How Do I Choose a Plan?

While you can choose from a set of premade packages on the Cox Communications website by selecting "Products" at the center-top of the screen and then selecting "Shop All Products," you can create a custom plan for the same price by clicking on "Bundles and Deals" instead. Just scroll down and enable your choice of internet, television and streaming, smart home and voice deals. If you only want internet and smart home features without cable, for instance, you can do that. You can even further specify your download speed or the number of devices you plan to use as well as the type of cable package.

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Additionally, you can search for any special deals offered in your address in the search form above the customization menu. You might not always be able to get a better deal depending on where you live, but it’s worth checking. Whatever you decide, Cox offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee on all products and services, so if you’re not satisfied with a particular product, you have time to change your mind.

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