Cox Digital Telephone Customers Enjoy New Features, Functionality
Cox Converges Telephone and Internet Technology to Enhance Phone Customers' Functionality
ATLANTA – Cox Communications Inc., the nation's largest cable telephony provider, has added online accessibility to its Cox Digital Telephone service in Middle Georgia, Gulf Coast, Fla. and Central Florida. The new functionality provided by “Phone Tools” makes the Cox Digital Telephone experience unparallel to traditional telephone providers.
“Phone Tools represents the first of many innovative features that we'll be able to bring our customers as Cox further integrates its communications and entertainment services,” said David Pugliese, Cox's vice president of product management and marketing. “These features allow Cox to deliver a unique user experience that makes traditional telephone service a thing of the past.”
Cox Phone Tools is available at no extra charge to all customers in select markets who subscribe to both Cox Digital Telephone and Cox High Speed Internet. The tool features an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) at cox.net that allows customers to listen to voice mails online, view their call log of incoming and outgoing calls, save voice messages on their PC, and forward voice mails as an e-mail attachment – whether at home or any location with Internet service. For further information, please visit http://www.cox.com/support/gainesvilleocala/telephone/phonetools.asp.
As announced earlier this month, Cox will form a joint venture with Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S), Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), Time Warner Cable -- a unit of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) and Advance/Newhouse Communications that will accelerate the convergence of video entertainment, wireline and wireless data and communications products and services. The companies in the joint venture will work to develop converged next generation products for consumers that combine the best of cable's core products and interactive features with the vast potential of wireless technology to deliver services anywhere, any time.
Cox's telephone markets include Orange County and San Diego, Calif.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Omaha, Neb.; Central Connecticut.; Rhode Island statewide; Central and Gulf Coast, Fla.; Middle Georgia; Wichita and Topeka, Kansas; New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La.; Las Vegas, Nevada; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.; Hampton Roads, Roanoke and Northern Virginia; and West Texas (including five geographically dispersed locations: Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Abilene and San Angelo).
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications company with more than 6.6 million total customers, including more than 6.2 million basic cable subscribers (these numbers are an approximation as Cox continues to assess the effect of population loss in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina). The nation's third-largest cable television provider, Cox offers analog cable television under the Cox Cable brand as well as advanced digital video service under the Cox Digital Cable brand. Cox provides an array of other communications and entertainment services, including local and long distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the Cox High Speed Internet brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand. Cox is an investor in programming networks including Discovery Channel. More information about Cox Communications can be accessed on the Internet at www.cox.com.