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Cox Communications television pricing

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Price: $20.00 - $218.99/moSpeed: 25 Mbps - 2 GbpsChannels: 250+DVR storage hours: 50–1000
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Is Cox worth the cost?

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.

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Before digging too deep...
Make sure Cox Communications is available in your area.

Featured plans and prices

Get the best value by speaking directly with a sales rep at 1-844-719-0028 or checking your address at
Cox's website.
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Contour TV Starter
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours
Internet Preferred 250 + Contour TV Preferred
  • Download speeds
    250 Mbps
  • Upload speeds
    10 Mbps
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours
Internet Gigablast + Contour TV Preferred + Voice Preferred
  • Download speeds
    1 Gbps
  • Upload speeds
    35 Mbps–1 Gbps
  • Channels
  • DVR storage hours

Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, view disclaimers

Want to bundle TV with other services?

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.

Savings tip: Services often come highly discounted when you buy them together. Be sure to check
Cox's bundling options.
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Premium channels and add-ons
  • HBOMax: $5/mo.
  • SHOWTIME: $5/mo.
  • STARZ: $5/mo.
  • Cinemax: $5/mo.
  • EPIX: $12/mo.
  • Peacock Premium: Included
Available add-ons vary based on your location and TV package. Visit
Cox's website
or call 1-844-719-0028 for more details.
Switching to Cox?

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.

Savings tip: Cox often has
sign-up promotions
for first-time customers. Call 1-844-719-0028 to ask a rep about current deals and discounts.
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Canceling Cox services?

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.

Locked into a contract? Call Cox at 1-844-719-0028 and speak to a rep about available options.
Costs to consider:
  • Installation cost: $75
  • DVR fee: $13.50/month for one year (then increases by $4/month) for Starter plans; $20/month for Preferred plans; $30/month for Ultimate plans
  • Additional equipment fees: $10 for DVR; $8.50 per Contour box
  • Regional sports fee: Up to $12.50/mo.
  • Broadcast fee: $19/mo.
  • Contract length: 1–2 years
  • Cancellation fee: $15/month left on your contract

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Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, view disclaimers

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