Cox is on the pricey side for what you get, but there’s a good chance it’s still the best option in your area since cable providers often have a local monopoly. If you want a ton of premium and sports channels, the Ultimate plan isn’t a bad deal, since it includes it all. Otherwise, you might find a better deal elsewhere.
Cox also has some hidden fees for households with more than one TV: You'll have to rent additional TV boxes. And at $8.50 a pop, multiple TV boxes add up if you have TVs in a couple of bedrooms or bathrooms (don't judge us). You can get around the additional TV boxes with the Cox Contour app and smart TVs, but the app won't help you DVR anything. You'll pay a monthly DVR fee to watch and record on even a single TV.
In addition to TV, Cox also offers internet service, smart home/security, mobile phone, and home phone. Like its TV packages, Cox’s other services are on the pricey side, but bundling them with your TV service could be cheaper (and less of a pain in the butt) than using multiple companies.
When you switch to Cox, you could get up and running as soon as the next day if you do self-setup. If you want professional installation, it’ll cost you $75 and you will need to make an appointment. Cox won’t buy out your existing contract with another provider, but with some plans, you get free Peacock Premium ($4.99/month) and a waived DVR rental ($10/month) for a year.
You get a full refund if you cancel Cox within 30 days of signing up. Wait any longer than that, and you’ll pay $15 for every month still left on your contract. Contracts typically last from one to two years. If you cancel after your contract ends, you won’t pay any termination fees.