Cox Bundles – Internet, TV, Voice, & Homelife

Cox does not offer discounts when bundling their internet, television, landline, and home security services. The purpose of bundling Cox products is to condense your expenses into 1 bill. I’ll cover various bundles throughout this guide.
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Essential Internet & Streaming Only

Internet and streaming a device
$ 54
  • 100 Mbps download speed
  • Cox Contour 4K Player
  • 1.25 TB data caps

Essential Internet + Preferred TV + Voice

Internet, TV, and voice service
$ 167
  • 250 Mbps download speed
  • 140+ channels
  • Home landline service

Gigablast + Preferred TV + Voice

Internet, TV, and voice service
$ 197
  • 1000 Mbps download speed
  • 140+ channels
  • Home landline service

Preferred Internet + Preferred TV + Homelife

Internet, TV, and home security
$ 186
  • 250 Mbps download speed
  • 140+ channels
  • Home Security

I want to find the best value for various services. I compiled most of Cox bundles into this guide. To help you determine the best way to group your Cox services.

As you read, you’ll find the following bundles:

Here we go.

Cox TV & Internet Bundles

Here are what options you have for Cox cable TV and internet bundles:

Services BundledPrice (Yr. 1)Price (Yr. 2)Best For
Essential Internet & Streaming Only$54.99/mo.No contractUtilizing streaming services without obligation
Preferred Internet + Streaming only$64.99/mo.$88.99/mo.Households (5+) who want to watch stream videos on the family TV
Ultimate Internet + Streaming only$74.99/mo.$104.99/mo.Households (10+) who want to watch stream videos on the family TV
Gigablast + Streaming only$84.99/mo.$124.99/mo.Households who want to stream on the family TV and download massive files frequently
Essential Internet & Preferred TV$147.99/mo.No contractHouseholds (<5) who want basic internet along with cable and local channels
Preferred Internet & Preferred TV$157.99/mo.$181.99/mo.Households (5+) who want to stream on Contour TV app in 3 rooms simultaneously
Ultimate internet & Preferred TV$167.99/mo.$197.99/mo.Households (10+) who can afford multiple TV boxes
Gigablast & Preferred TV$177.99/mo.$217.99/mo.Homes who frequently download many files, yet want TV channels

Cox cable TV and internet bundles.

Every bundle (except those with Essential Internet) requires a 12-month term agreement. After this agreement, your price will increase over 20%.

The Streaming Only plan means Cox will send you a Contour 4K stream player. It’s a TV box that comes preloaded with many apps for streaming services.

You don’t get free streaming services, but this hardware’s an excellent means to watch Netflix on a 4K TV. If you don’t have $40 lying around to spend on a Roku Express 4K.

You could use Cox’s 4K streaming TV box to test streaming on your TV. See whether it’s worth using more internet data for a bit higher quality.

Speaking of data.

Using the 4K streaming box (or any 4K video streaming) burns through Cox’s 1.25 terabyte (TB) data cap quickly. Your entire household could watch 200 hours of 4K content, then face data overage charges [1].

$10 per 50 gigabytes (GB) Cox automatically adds to your account.

You can only get rid of the data cap by paying an extra $50 a month for the unlimited data add-on.

Let’s talk about Preferred TV.

It comes with over 140 local and cable TV channels. You can customize your plan by adding additional channel packages. For instance, if you want sports channels, you can get the Sports and Information or Sports Pack 2 channel packages.

I’ve listed every included channel in Cox’s Contour TV channel packages in a separate post.

As for the internet speeds.

Only get what your household needs. The bundle with Cox Essential Internet doesn’t require a contract. So you could get that plan and see how far 100 Mbps download speeds can get your family.

Worst case scenario, you can talk to Cox in the middle of the month and upgrade your plan. But then you’ll have to trap yourself in a 12-month contract.

Cox Internet, TV, & Voice Bundles

Here are the bundles you can get with Cox TV, internet, and landline:

Services BundledPrice (Yr. 1)Price (Yr. 2)Best For
Essential Internet + Preferred TV + Voice$167.99/mo.$167.99/mo.Households (<5) who want basic internet along with cable and local channels
Preferred Internet + Preferred TV + Voice$177.99/mo.$201.99/mo.Households (5+) who want to stream on Contour TV app in 3 rooms simultaneously
Ultimate Internet + Preferred TV + Voice$187.99/mo.$217.99/mo.Households (10+) who can afford multiple TV boxes
Gigablast + Preferred TV + Voice$197.99/mo.$237.99/mo.Homes who frequently download many files, yet want TV channels

Cox landline, cable TV, and internet bundles.

Only get these bundles if you need a landline home phone service. Otherwise, refer to the above point to learn more about Cox’s TV and internet bundles.

Cox TV, Internet, & Home Security Bundles

Bundles you’ll find for Cox’s Homelife (home automation and security), TV, and internet services include:

Services BundledPrice (Yr. 1)Price (Yr. 2)Best For
Essential Internet + Preferred TV + Homelife$162.99/mo.$162.99/mo.1 HD security camera
Preferred Internet + Preferred TV + Homelife$185.99/mo.$209.99/mo.2 HD security cameras
Ultimate Internet + Preferred TV + Homelife$195.99/mo.$225.99/mo.2 HD security cameras
Gigablast + Preferred TV + Homelife$205.99/mo.$245.99/mo.7 HD security cameras

Cox cable TV, home internet, and home security bundles.

The Homelife portion of the bundle includes the following:

  • 1 discounted HD (720p) camera
  • Continuous video recording on up to 4 cameras
  • Self-monitoring

You can buy an additional 3 cameras for $120 each.

Each camera requires 5.0 Mbps internet speeds and will use at least 48 gigabytes (GB) of data daily. So long as they’re monitoring 24/7 [2].

In a month, 1 camera would use 1.44 terabytes (TB) of data. That’ll put you past Cox’s 1.25 TB data cap.

If getting one of these home security bundles, you may want to consider paying an additional $50 monthly for the unlimited data add-on. Because you’re also likely doing other things online. Like watching videos.

None of these bundles include the Homelife smart home features + home security. You’ll have to create that bundle yourself when customizing.

The “home security” part of Homelife includes professional monitoring. And if you want 24-hour continuous recording on up to 2 cameras, you’ll need to pay an additional $14.99 monthly.

I wish I could recommend Cox’s home security services. But it’s designed to make you spend the most money while getting the most negligible value.


If you’re experimenting with home security plans, you should consider Cox Homelife. Plus, the bulk equipment savings offer decent value. I covered those discounts in my “Cox hidden fees” guide.

Cox Services: Plans, Pricing, & Features

The following sections will cover Cox’s various service’s pricing and features.

Cable Home Internet

Cox cable and cable/fiber hybrid internet plans you’ll find include:

TierInternet SpeedPrice (Year 1)Best For…
Essential 100100/5.0 Mbps$49.99/mo.Households (<3 people)
Preferred 250250/10 Mbps$59.99/mo.Households (5+ devices)
Ultimate 500500/10 Mbps$79.99/mo.Households (10+ devices)
Gigablast1,000/35 Mbps$79.99/mo.Most remote workers
StraightUp Prepaid100/5.0 Mbps$50/mo.Those with bad credit
ConnectAssist100/3.0 Mbps$30/mo.Households (<3 people)
Connect2Compete100/3.0 Mbps$9.95/mo.Households (<3 people)

Cox cable residential internet plans.

You’ll get access to over 4 million Wi-Fi hotspots and a McAfee-powered security suite with every internet plan. The latter feature doesn’t matter much. Since free alternatives (like Windows Defender) do just as good of job at cybersecurity.

The Wi-Fi hotspots can help you reduce data usage. That helps combat Cox’s 1.25 terabyte (TB) hard data cap. Or the soft data cap for Cox Mobile.

You can also get Cox Mobile (a low-cost mobile provider). It’s only available to anyone using Cox internet-only plans. But it only lets you choose from a handful of Samsung phones at the moment.

Every internet plan requires a 12-month contract except Internet Essentials, prepaid, and low-income plans.

The low-income plans are only available to anyone participating in a government benefits program like SNAP. It also provides discounted computers (if you’re on the K–12 plan). And free unlimited data for a year on the regular low-income plan.

Cox Prepaid internet makes it so you don’t have to have a soft credit check done. Thus, you won’t have to potentially pay a security deposit.

Low-income and prepaid plans also come with a free Wi-Fi router-modem rental. That saves you around $13 monthly.

Contour TV

Cox cable TV plans include:

PlanChannelsPricePrice Per Channel
TV Starter75+$53/mo.$0.71
TV Preferred140+$98/mo.$0.70
TV Preferred Plus170+$118/mo.$0.69
TV Ultimate250+$138/mo.$0.55
Streaming OnlyNA$5.00/mo.NA

Cox Contour cable TV residential plans.

Every plan other than Streaming Only” comes with 1 free Contour HD TV box and a year of their Standard DVR service.

So you could use the free TV box in your family room. Then you could use the Contour TV app to stream Cox channels in 5 different rooms simultaneously. So long as you stream on laptops, smartphones, or tablets.

If you want more than 1 TV box and pass the number of simultaneous streams on your app, you’ll need to pay $8.50 per device monthly.

Voice Preferred (Landline)

Cox only has one landline plan that costs $20 a month and costs at least $1.66 a minute when you make international calls to most countries.

International rates depend on whether you’re calling a mobile or landline device.

You can get over 60% off of international rates by paying $3.99 monthly for their Simply Worldwide add-on.

Everyone gets unlimited (and free) minutes when calling these countries:

  • Ukraine
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Moldova
  • Hungary
  • Bulgaria

But this deal lasts until January 9th, 2023.

Homelife (Home Security)

You can pay $15 monthly for self-monitoring and a single security camera. Or you can pay $40 monthly for the home security plan.

The most significant difference from the $40 comes from the included equipment starter kit. It includes the following equipment ($250 value):

  • 1 720p HD camera
  • 2 door and window sensors
  • 1 indoor motion sensor
  • 2 window decals

You can purchase additional equipment. If you buy the hardware in bulk, you can get up to $45 off.

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Want 24/7 continuous monitoring? Pay $14.99 for monitoring through 2 cameras. Or the same price for 4 devices.

The latter comes with a caveat. You have to bind yourself to a 2-year contract.

I talked about the security camera bundle earlier. If you’re skimming this article, review what I said before considering this plan.

Other Cox Deals

Cox offers $40 a month off their Gigablast gigabit internet plan for 12 months until September 30th, 2022.

You can add HBO MAX, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and CINEMAX to your Preferred or Starter TV plans for only $20 monthly. This deal saves you $28 monthly (for 12 months). It lasts until March 27th, 2023.

If your income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if you’re a part of any government program, you can get the Affordable Connectivity Credit (ACP) [3]. This program gives you $30 off of your monthly internet bill.

Or $75 off if you live in qualifying Tribal Lands.

FAQs: Cox Bundles

Keep reading to find frequently asked questions about bundling Cox services.

Can I Get Cox Cheaper?

You can get most Cox plans cheaper. So long as you’re a new customer. Otherwise, you will need to pay attention to current Cox discounts.

Is Hulu Free With Cox?

Hulu is not free with Cox.

Wrapping Up

Bundling Cox products doesn’t save you money and only condenses your expenses. If you want to use multiple Cox services, then I recommend bundling.

Otherwise, you’ll want to consider learning more about Cox’s services. Check out an overview here.

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Internet & TV service
$ 167
  • 500 Mbps download speed
  • 140+ channels
  • 1.25 TB data caps