Cox: What You Should Be Paying For Cable Or Satellite TV

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When deciding which Telecom provider to choose for your cable or satellite TV cost, you might want to start comparing different companies before making your final decision. Some companies, such as Cox, are great for bundling your cable with internet services but not so great at stand-alone pricing for a basic cable price or even ones with premium channels. 

Below you will find all the details needed about choosing Cox as your primary cable provider and what you can expect to pay for your average monthly cable cost.  

Cox TV Plans and Bundles 

When choosing Cox, you will need to live in a specific state since they do not cover the entire United States. Currently, they only offer coverage in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Virginia.  

Here are Cox’s Packages with Options:

Table showing Cox prices by package type

Note: Cox has many stipulations and fees associated with all their packages. There are one-time charges, activation fees, and possibly equipment monthly fees. The above pricing excludes any of the taxes and fees applied at the time of connection. These prices above reflect the current promotions at the time of this article. They are subject to change and should be verified at the time of consideration. 

How Cox Prices Compare 

When looking into Cox’s TV services, you’ll find they are pretty basic and exaggerated in the number of channels. The main reason is that they offer many local stations that most people don’t watch or even want. If you want more access to better stations, it’ll cost you. In fact, there are a lot of additional costs when digging deeper into Cox’s plans. So be sure to read all the fine print if you’re serious about using their services. 

Cox’s prices appear to be cheaper for the starter package, but you’re not really getting anything with that package. There are plenty of options to add premium channels like HBO or SHOWTIME, but that will hike your cable monthly cost even higher. Their other plans are more expensive than most of their competitors. They really shine when it comes to bundles with the internet included.   

We wouldn’t suggest choosing Cox as your standalone TV provider; simply because they don’t compare to competitors offering a lot more for less money. However, if you want a bundle including internet, you’ll get an excellent service. So if you’re big on watching Netflix or Hulu, this might be something to consider. 

What to Do if You’re Paying Too Much Right Now

When the cable industry continues to increase its prices, the consumers have to suffer. Unfortunately, most providers have contracts that mandate your contract’s terms and will penalize you for trying to terminate your agreement early. If you find that your average monthly cable cost is getting too high, there are a variety of ways you can cut down some of your expenses.  

So if you’re hoping to save some money and making a few changes won’t bother you, then below are some of our best tips to cut your cable costs:

  • Downgrade – Do you really need all those extra channels that come with your overpriced cable plan? Chances are you don’t even look at or watch a good majority of the available channels that you’re paying for. Those premium channels comes with a big price tag, and if you aren’t using them, why pay for them? Check with your provider to find out about all your options, and you might be surprised to find out how much you can save when getting rid of all those unnecessary channels. 
  • Reduce the Number of Cable Boxes – If you have multiple cable boxes in your house, you need to decide if they are worth the extra cost you pay each month. Most people find that those extra cable boxes aren’t used enough to justify the costs. You’ll be able to save close to $12 per month, depending on the fee your provider charges. 
  • Know Your Monthly Fees – There are probably fees on your monthly cable bill that you have no idea what they even are for. Some providers charge an extra fee for HD, even if you don’t have the equipment to support that service. Plus, you’ll find some fees that aren’t necessary and can easily be removed when you ask. Reviewing your monthly cable cost should become a habit; you don’t want any provider sneaking any additional fees on your account. 
  • Nix the Premium Channels – If you have shows you can’t live without that are only shown on HBO, then okay, keep your HBO. But what about all the other premium channels you might be paying for? Are you watching all those channels, and are there any other ones you can’t live without? Premium channels come with a premium charge; if you can, nix the premium channels you aren’t using and save that monthly cable cost. 
  • Make a Deal – Most people don’t realize that negotiating with your cable company sometimes has big rewards. Since competition is fierce in this industry, most providers will do whatever they can to keep your business. See where your provider is willing to negotiate and then make it happen. 

Cox doesn’t offer the standard contracts that many other providers do. They actually offer service plans, which allows you to easily make changes to any of your packages without incurring any extra fees, which is pretty cool. You also have the option to cancel your service within 30 days without being zapped with an early-cancellation fee.

So no matter what company you choose for your cable TV needs, check the terms of your contract to see what fees will be assessed if you decide to cancel your service.

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