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Cox Bundles Review: Cable TV and Internet Packages and Prices

We've spent dozens of hours researching and examining Cox bundles—focusing on plans, pricing, and features—to help you make the best decision on a bundle plan.

Excellent equipment

Price: $102.99–$250.99/mo.*

Channels: 75–140+

Internet speed: 100–1,000 Mbps

Contract: 12 mos.

Top bundles Price* Download speeds up to Channel count Home phone Details
Internet Preferred 250 + Contour TV Preferred
Cheapest
$151.99/mo. 250 Mbps 140+ N/A View plan
Internet Ultimate 500 + Contour TV Preferred Plus + Voice Preferred
Best value
$210.99/mo. 500 Mbps 140+ Voice Preferred View plan
Internet Gigablast + Contour TV Ultimate
Fastest
$250.99/mo. 1,000 Mbps 140+ Voice Preferred View plan

*For 12 mos. w/ 1-yr. term agrmt.

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Are Cox TV and internet bundles good?

In general, we don’t recommend Cox bundles for most folks. While Cox’s internet and phone service are good-to-excellent across its various pricing tiers, its cable TV service is just adequate (unless you buy the most expensive plan available, which is very expensive BTW).

That said, Cox does offer a bundle discount starting at around $10 per month for most plans and features the convenience of a single bill from one provider.

Pros

  • Wide variety of bundling options
  • Good-to-excellent internet and phone service

Cons

  • So-so TV service
  • 12–24 mo. contracts depending on the plan

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Cox bundle deals

Cox does offer a small bundle discount on most plans, and most Cox cable bundles include free pro installation with the listed price.

Keep in mind that Cox does periodically offer other kinds of deals if you’re looking for some freebies.

Cox TV and internet bundle plans and prices

Package Price* Download speeds up to Channel count Details
Internet Essential 100 + Contour TV Preferred $147.99/mo. 100 Mbps 140+ View plan
Internet Preferred 250 + Contour TV Preferred $151.99/mo. 250 Mbps 140+ View plan
Internet Ultimate 500 + Contour TV Preferred $190.99/mo. 500 Mbps 140+ View plan
Internet Gigablast + Contour TV Preferred $210.99/mo. 1,000 Mbps 140+ View plan

*For 12 mos. w/ 1-yr. term agrmt. Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

You can bundle any Cox TV and Cox internet plan, so we listed only a few key ones above to cut down on your eye strain. When push comes to shove, though, the bundles Cox offers are on the pricier side of things.

If it still doesn’t meet your needs—or your budget—we say skip ‘em and go with a standalone Cox internet package.

Likewise, top competitors like Spectrum and Xfinity offer cheaper plans with more popular channels and better internet download speeds if you still have your heart set on a bundle.

But if we had to choose a favorite Cox bundle, we’d go with Cox Internet Gigablast + Contour TV Preferred because it delivers fast internet speeds as well as a decent amount of popular cable channels.

We tested this bundle for nine months, so we can attest to its rapid speed.  All of our content was delivered quickly.

Cox, like most cable TV services, has outages sporadically, but we were never offline for too long over the course of our testing.

We also dug the Contour TV Preferred channel lineup. It wasn’t loaded with premium channels, but we got a mix of cable channels that we liked, including IFC, AMC, and FXX.

The price tag isn’t a cheap one. If you can’t swing it, we recommend getting a Cox standalone internet package and then signing up for a live TV streaming service to save money over convenience.

Cox internet, TV, and phone packages and prices

Package Price* Download speeds up to Channel count Phone plan Details
Internet Preferred 250 + Contour TV Preferred + Voice Preferred $190.99/mo. 250 Mbps 140+ Unlimited calling in US, Canada, and Mexico View plan
Internet Ultimate 500 + Contour TV Preferred + Voice Preferred $210.99/mo. 500 Mbps 140+ Unlimited calling in US, Canada, and Mexico View plan
Internet Gigablast + Contour TV Preferred + Voice Preferred $230.99/mo. 1,000 Mbps 140+ Unlimited calling in US, Canada, and Mexico View plan

*For 12 mos. w/ 1-yr. term agrmt. Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Home phone service isn’t for everyone anymore, but it’s essential for those who aren’t into cell phones but want to still stay connected to family and friends.

With a Cox internet, TV, and phone bundle, you’ll pay just $20.00 more a month for unlimited calls within the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Again, Cox bundles aren’t the best bang for your buck compared to the competition. But if you’re looking to splurge, Cox Internet Ultimate 500 + Contour TV Preferred + Voice Preferred at $230.99 a month isn’t a bad deal for heavy internet multitaskers and demanding TV watchers who want a digital home phone line.

Final take: Are Cox TV and internet bundles worth it?

There’s not a whole lot of options when it comes to Cox bundles. And the Cox bundle packages it does offer are pretty darn expensive.

If you’re trying to keep costs down, we’d suggest getting a standalone internet plan and either streaming your TV with a separate service or buying an antenna (or both). Cox’s cheaper TV plans don’t bring much in the way of value to the bundle solution.

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Methodology

Our TV experts spent over 100 hours studying and analyzing the features of Cox’s bundles. These plans combine TV, internet, and phone, and we have done a thorough examination of the features of each package. We hand-tested the service’s signal reliability and overall user experience while also evaluating its different channel lineups and DVR capabilities. Additionally, we looked at data from our annual TV Customer Satisfaction Survey to see how Cox ranked against competitors.

To learn more about how CableTV.com approaches its reviews, check out our How We Rank page.

Cox bundles FAQ

What is the best Cox bundle?

While Cox prices are high, its bundles game is strong. Whether you’re packaging cable and internet or those two services plus phone, there are options aplenty.

If you’re going to combine all three service options, the Internet Gigablast + Contour TV Preferred + Voice Preferred is the one we recommend. This package is $230.99 a month—sometimes it’s offered at a promotional rate so be sure to ask about deals and promotions before ordering.

The fast download speeds included in this bundle—up to 1,000 Mbps—are great for a multi-user household. Run a nearly unlimited amount of devices simultaneously without worrying that they’ll slow the others down. TV watchers will appreciate more than 140 TV channels that come with the package, with favorites like ESPN, FXX, and Sundance.

View the Cox bundles options to determine which best suits your needs.

How much is Cox internet and cable per month?

Cox internet and cable TV packages range in price from $102.99–$230.99 a month for the first 12 months with a one-year term agreement.

Do I get a better deal by ordering internet, TV, and phone together?

When you bundle Cox cable TV, internet, and phone together, you basically get your phone service free. If you want a home phone on hand for emergencies, Cox bundles are an affordable solution. View Cox bundle plans to see what fits your needs and budget.

Does Cox have a senior discount?

Cox doesn’t currently have any cable TV or internet discounts for seniors. Its TV Starter package is $53 a month. It doesn’t include premium channels but it does get you connected to local stations, shopping networks, and more than 50 music channels.

Does Cox offer home security services?

Cox offers Homelife security and smart-home automation in a combo package for $54.99 a month, or smart-home automation alone for $29.99 a month. On some internet bundles, smart-home automation can be added for an extra $10 a month. Home security has to be added separately, and there’s no bundle discount.

Is Cox internet service DSL, cable, or fiber?

Like its TV service, Cox residential internet is carried by coaxial cable, which is much faster than DSL but slightly slower than fiber. Cox does offer fiber internet service in some areas of the US, but it’s available only to professionals through Cox Business.

Do I have to sign Cox’s service agreement?

Cox’s service agreements, which lock in a price for 12 months, aren’t mandatory to sign up for service. You can opt out of the agreement at checkout, but doing so will add an extra $10 to your monthly bill. If you’re not planning on staying with Cox for long, it might be worth skipping the agreement.

What is the cheapest Cox TV package?

Cox’s TV Starter package is its cheapest option but there are other ways to spend less money and get what this one gives you. It’s focused on local channels, so you can connect to your local ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and FOX affiliate networks. HSN, QVC, and Daystar are also part of the channel mix. The bulk of the channels remaining are music listening stations.

If local channels are your main focus when it comes to TV viewing, an over-the-air antenna will get you what you need with a one-time purchase rather than a monthly subscription.

Cox’s next step up is the Contour TV Preferred package at $98 a month with more than 140 channels. We have researched Cox TV packages and bundles so that you can sink into your sofa to view just what you want.

How do I get the best deal from Cox?

New or existing customers can call a Cox representative at 1-855-472-4577 and ask them directly about any and all opportunities for saving money.

Can I watch Cox DVR recordings on my phone?

The Cox Contour app is available for iOS and Android users. As a subscriber, you can log in to your account and access your DVR recordings. Keep in mind that if you’re watching live TV on a mobile device, the app offers a slightly limited version of your subscription — meaning some channels aren’t available via the mobile app.

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