5 Tips to Lower Your Cox Cable Bill
Are You Tired of High Cable Bills?
Cox Cable and other cable companies show unreasonable increases in service fees over the last ten years. The service may be good, but do you want to endure ongoing high prices for bundled services, such as television,Internet and telephone? Are you getting your money’s worth? Many consumers practice frugality but find it almost impossible these days. Both pros and cons exist for this service. You will learn how to lower your bill, advantages and disadvantages of this company and the high cost of cable service.
Tips to Lower Your Cox Cable Bill
- Complain about your cable prices.
- Go over your bill line by line.
- Bundle your cable accounts.
- Complain about scams.
- Get rid of charges.
1. Complain About Cable Prices
Our total bill was $273.00, so my husband called to ask about the high prices and a desire to switch companies. The last time it happened, the representative lowered our bill by $46.00 or $552.00 per year..Now we pay $153.96 for Television, $60.99 for Internet, $38.95 for telephone and $25.67 for other fees.. The company even sent a check to a woman for $100.00 in addition to lowering her bill. That doesn't happen often these days
The main problem continues to be the exorbitant prices that suddenly increase with little warning. You have to constantly read the small print with the bill which warns viewers about increases in fees. Our Internet is the Preferred Internet with Powerboost for computers with large downloads. Seven years ago when we began service with the company, the Internet bill was $30.99. Our Internet is in the medium price range, and the highest one is almost $100.00. We never told the company we had large downloads, so I do not know how the company decides to use that tier.
In an article comparing cable Internet service providers, the five top services were listed, and Cox was number five with price the main complaint. The cable bills for Internet in the United States exceed the cost in all countries.
2. Go Over Bill Line by Line
Another customer’s bill increased, so she called the company and went over the bill line by line. When she got to extra fees, the representative told her to forget some of the entries. As a result, this customer’s bill decreased.
3. Bundle Cable Accounts
If you have not bundled the three services - Telephone, Internet, and Television, you might consider saving money through this effort. We save $43.00 per month through bundling. It is convenient to have these three services under one company
4. Complain About Scams
You might try to lower your bill by complaining about scams. One issue with our Internet is an ad on the home page. I noticed it popped up, and often ads popped up on their webmail site. After investigating further, I learned it is a scam ad which lures you to a site which takes advantage of customers. On the webmail site, flashing popups tell you to download drivers or other strange requests. We called the company, and the rep told us the home page ad is space sold to another company. Thinking this was strange, I checked it out on the Internet. Finding other complaints about this ad and other popup ads made me more suspicious. Then I found complaints that some customers called the company, and reps stated that, for a fee, they would remove the front page ad from the screen. These customers, livid, called back, and no one would admit to such a scheme.You might complain about the nuisance of these ads on their pages and say you need your bill reduced to compensate for it.
5. Get Rid of Charges
Getting rid of some of the charges is another way to get bill lowered on your own, We pay $26.99 for two movie channels after a recent discount. You can buy a device that plays movies and then rent movies you really want to see.You will have an expense initially to purchase the machine, but the savings should come later.
You might try eliminating your landline telephone and use your cell phone. This would save us $38.45 per month.
The Internet with Powerboost may not appeal to you, and a slower speed will save you money.
Suddenly one day, a service truck came to replace boxes in many yards, including ours, due to outage complaints. According to the contractor, the boxes had defects in the wiring. It was a strange experience, as he said he rang the front doorbell, and no one answered, so he turned off our power without our knowledge. When we saw him in the yard and found out, we said “Oh no, our computers are on.” I had just restored my computer by wiping it clean. Luckily, nothing happened. You need to ensure your doorbell fully functions, as you never know when someone may discontinue power.
The television seems to have problems. Cox has added something new, whereby when you select a channel, the screen briefly turns black and then asks if you want to select that channel. We already selected that channel.
Good Points the Company Makes
- Internet—The Internet is fast, seldom breaks down, has stability and good customer service.
- Television—It seldom goes out in bad weather, is reliable, has good customer service, immediate replaceable cable boxes, and immediate repair for problems, either by telephone or a home visit.
- Telephone—It has a clear tone, is reliable and quick repair for any problems
The five tips become imperative to lower your Cox Cable bill. and people find success by using these methods. The effort paid off for us. Every time the bill goes up, you might consider calling the company to win the battle against high cable bills. Remember, the United States has the highest cable prices for Internet, especially, than any other country. Consumers in other countries can also use these tips. If you want to lower the bill, you must work smarter in your efforts. You do not have to pay these prices, so fight for your rights with any cable company, not just Cox. Be a winner in the cable war.
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