Is Bundling Cox Internet and Mobile Worth It?
Cox Mobile has all the perks of the big carriers for about half the price.
Cox Internet customers have exclusive access to two of the most attractively priced mobile phone plans on the market. Customers can choose between pay-as-you-go ($15/mo.) or unlimited data ($45/mo.). Cox Mobile uses the Verizon cell network, so these plans come with excellent coverage throughout the U.S.
The one catch is that you must have Cox Internet to be eligible for Cox Mobile—TV-only customers don’t make the cut. Other than that, all Cox Internet customers are eligible for Cox mobile. If you can get Cox Mobile, we recommend you take advantage as you’d be hard-pressed to find such a quality mobile plan at these prices anywhere else.
How do you bundle Cox mobile and internet?
To get Cox Mobile, you first need to be a Cox Internet customer. If you already have Cox Internet, you’re good to go. Just choose a Cox Mobile plan, sign up, and enjoy the savings.See Cox Mobile plans
What mobile and internet plans qualify for Cox bundle deals?
All Cox Internet customers are eligible to sign up for either of Cox’s two mobile plans. You don’t need to worry about having a certain Cox plan or being limited in your choices when signing up for Cox Mobile. However, Cox TV-only customers are not eligible for Cox Mobile, but the good news is, if you have Cox TV, you already know you can get a Cox internet plan.
Cox Internet plans
|Plan||Price||Download speed||View on Cox's site|
|Cox Go Fast||$49.00/mo.*||Up to 100 Mbps||Shop Plans|
|Cox Go Faster||$49.00/mo.*||Up to 250 Mbps||Shop Plans|
|Cox Go Even Faster||$69.99/mo.**||Up to 500 Mbps||Shop Plans|
|Cox Go Super Fast||$109.99/mo.*||Up to 1,000 Mbps||Shop Plans|
|Cox Go Beyond Fast||$149.99/mo.*||Up to 2,000 Mbps||Shop Plans|
Cox mobile phone plans
|Plan||Price (1 line)||Premium data||View on Cox’s site|
|Pay as You Gig||$15.00/mo.†||1 GB ($15 per GB)||View Plan|
|Gig Unlimited||$45.00/mo.*||20 GB||View Plan|
Optimum Mobile uses T-Mobile’s 4G LTE and 5G networks to deliver cellular service. Unlike Spectrum, you don’t need Optimum’s internet to use Optimum Mobile, but if you bundle and cancel internet later, expect a surcharge of $20 per line per month.
You get multi-line savings when you add lines two through five. For example, your per-line cost drops to $30 monthly for four Unlimited lines—$25 per line monthly for five unlimited lines. You can have only five Optimum Mobile lines per account, so you may want to sign up with T-Mobile directly if you have multiple phones, tablets, and smart gear (like Apple Watch) with cellular connections.
The “unlimited” mobile plans are technically just that, but T-Mobile throttles your speed once you use the amount specified above. We cover the throttled speeds later on.
Should you bundle a Cox Mobile plan with Cox Internet?
If you already have Cox’s internet service, signing up for Cox Mobile is a no-brainer. The service is every bit as capable as the big carrier mobile plans but for much less. All plans are unlimited talk and text in the US (excluding territories), and the data rates are almost certainly better than anything from your usual big carriers. On top of all that, Cox Mobile uses the Verizon network, so you receive superb cell service with Cox Mobile, just at a huge discount.
- Great pricing
- Excellent cell service (Verizon network)
- Easy onboarding
- Requires Cox Internet
Cox Mobile sign up and onboarding
Signing up for Cox Mobile is easy. You can complete the whole process online in minutes, and Cox ships your mobile onboarding kit to your residence. You can bring your own phone or purchase a new one through Cox. Cox also offers Asurion device protection plans.
There are a few fine print details to be aware of. Cox charges a one-time $10 device activation fee that is added to your first bill. And regarding data, the first 20 GB of data on either of Cox’s two mobile plans are premium data, after that, speeds are slowed to approximately 1.5 Mbps.
Cox vs. the competition
Because Cox’s mobile plans are so cheap, it’s a much better option than a standard cell plan from one of the big carriers.
There are other Mobile + Internet deals to be had, but price-wise, Cox tends to come out ahead of those as well.
Cox Internet + Mobile vs. T-Mobile Internet + Mobile
|Bundle||Total price||Internet speed||Monthly Mobile data||Order online|
|Cox Internet Preferred 250 No Contract|
|$104.99*||250 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
|Go5G Plus +|
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
|$120.00/mo.†||72–245 Mbps||Unlimited||View Plans|
Cox’s Unlimited Mobile plan, along with a 250 Mbps internet plan, comes in cheaper than a similar offering from T-Mobile. The savings come from Cox’s low mobile pricing. But where T-Mobile makes up for it is in mobile plan variety, unlimited home internet data, and a super breezy setup. So, while what’s best for you depends on your specific needs, if price is your top concern, Cox is tough to beat.
FAQ about Cox mobile and internet bundles
Cox internet plans
*No annual contract or cancellation fees.
** for 12 mos. No annual contract.
Cox Mobile phone plans
* Data speeds are reduced to a maximum of 1.5 Mbps download/750 kbps upload after 20 GB of monthly data use (determined and applied on a per line basis) for the rest of the billing cycle. Other restrictions apply.
† Minimum $15 per line monthly charge includes 1GB of data and applies regardless of data usage. Data usage is billed per line in 1GB units ($15/ea.); charges will not be pro-rated. Unused data does not roll over. Speeds reduced to a max of 1.5Mbps download/750 Kbps upload after 5GB of monthly data usage (determined and applied on a per line basis) for the rest of the billing cycle. Estimated service taxes are calculated based on 1GB used per month and will vary based on usage. Other restrictions apply.
Mobile and Internet Plan Combos
For Unlimited – Intro Mobile plan:
Data speeds are reduced to a maximum of 1.5 Mbps download/750 kbps upload after 20 GB of monthly data use (determined and applied on a per line basis) for the rest of the billing cycle. Other restrictions apply.
Cox Internet Preferred 250 No Contract:
for 12 months with 1-yr. term agreement
T-Mobile mobile phone plans:
Not available in all areas. Savings with $20 monthly bill credit. Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, voice line, and unlimited Home Internet line required. Existing customers must visit myT-Mobile.com. Credits may take up to 2 bill cycles; credits will stop if you cancel any lines or change plans.
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet:
w/ Auto Pay. Regulatory fees included in monthly price for qualified accounts. See full terms.
Author - Austin Aguirre
Austin worked as a broadband technician installing and troubleshooting countless home internet networks for some of the largest ISPs in the U.S. He became a freelance writer in 2020 specializing in software guides. After graduating with a BS in technical communication from Arizona State University, he joined the team at HighSpeedInternet.com where he focuses on home network improvement and troubleshooting.