Provider Cox Communications
Cox Communications now offers digital phone service to the Red Mountain Ranch community with a $10
activation cost. Cox claims to offer a savings of up to 30% over Qwest, a second line for $6.50 and a money-back guarantee.
A single line residence phone costs $11.75 compared to the Qwest charge of $13.18 as shown above. Other charges shown above are comparable, although the taxes are applied on a lower total so the monthly charge is $19.57 vs $22.91., for a potential savings of 7.8%. Cox's suggested savings of 30% comes from an installation of two lines as well as voice mail service. A fair comparison requires using actual services that a resident intends to order. Cox seems to offer savings on some options such as a second line $6.75 vs. $16.18, voice mail $4.95 vs. $6.95, call waiting $5.00 vs. $5.95, and caller ID $5.00 vs $5.95. Both Qwest and Cox promote bundled services including two lines with option packages.