Cox Mobile started Monday for home internet members in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Omaha, Nebraska, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Both 4G and 5G networks will be available. Cox Communications is growing into cellular.
Cox’s $15 pay-as-you-go package is competitive with other economical cellular plans. In exchange, users get unlimited messages and calls in the US, plus 1GB of data. After 1GB, the plan charges $15 per extra gigabyte.
Unlimited data at $45/month, although speeds are capped after 20GB. Both plans have no annual contract.
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Both service plans exclude BYOD. Cox requires a new phone. Cox Mobile supports 7 Samsung phones.
A Cox representative said the business hopes to provide BYOD later this year.
As a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Cox resells cellular connections from AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon.
“Contractual limitations limit the extent we can discuss our MNO partner,” a Cox spokeswoman told PCMag. “But we can say that customers will have reliable 4G LTE and 5G coverage, as well as 4 million Cox Wi-Fi hotspots.”
Cox expects to offer out cellular service to all remaining markets this year. Therefore, Cox Mobile subscribers can transfer their numbers. Cox Mobile’s 4G access covers most of the country, but 5G is limited to major cities. Sign up on Cox Mobile’s website.