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Amazing Customer service

5.00 Stars

on October 23, 2019

This is how great Cox customer service can be when you let them help you. I made the mistake of letting someone trick me into letting them in my network. Before i knew what was happening they were in everything, they even wiped out my virus program. When i called Cox for help i was connected to Catherine in the Ohio call center, I explained to her what had happened & how worried i was about everything. Right from the start Catherine said it's going to be OK & i can help you take care of this. Then she said asked me to to take a deep breath & try to relax & i'll get started. Catherine was the most caring, understanding & thoughtful person you got hope for & just as smart. She started with the network & cleared every program they had installed. Then she asked me a few questions about my laptop at which time you asked me for permission to access it in order to make sure that no program was left behind which could still allow them access. I said yes & Catherine started going through the files & removed a few more programs they had installed. When she finished she then explained how with my Cox account came a McAfee Virus program which was what i had in my laptop. She then reinstalled McAfee & helped me set up new pass words for everything. When Catherine was done i felt relief for the first time in twelve hours & when she was finished & i thanked her for everything, she said you don't need to thank me it's me job. I said yes it may be your job but you just don't know i great full i am. So to show just how great full i am wanted Cox to know just how much i appreciate everything Catherine did to save me from what could have been my worst night mare. Catherine is the perfect example of outstanding customer service.

Excellent service

5.00 Stars

on July 19, 2019

I would like to thank your company customer care representative who took care of my issue and for her excellent support. About a month ago I requested International call program to be added to my account, but due to a language barrier I didn’t realize that my calls to Ukraine were rated at high Direct Dial calls rate instead of affordable Simply World Wide program rate. On 7/19/19 I called Cox for clarification and they helped me to solve the issue. Support was extremely attentive and listened to all my concerns with a great deal of patience. They ensured that I received all the information regarding the rates. They also solved the problem regarding the service charges which I faced. They have a caring approach and a true professional. Please accept my gratitude for their speedy and efficient assistance.

Great customer service

5.00 Stars

on December 05, 2018

Made an honest mistake about not disconnecting my service when I moved. The manager listened, understood, and adjusted my bill accordingly. The cable and internet service was great as well. Good company. As a business professor, that's the kind of response made by companies that wish to do business in the future.

Cox is by far the best company for internet.

5.00 Stars

on October 10, 2016

I have had every provider for internet you could possibly name. Cox is by far the company I have had the least hassle with. Their phone support, even though they use a robot to do much of the work in the beginning of the call, is actually super easy to use and helpful. I've never experienced my internet being slow for more than a minute. I've never been on hold with Cox for an outrageous amount of time like other companies. When I moved to another state and wanted to take Cox with me it was extremely simple and hassle-free. Just one phone call saying I was moving, giving the new address, done. I love Cox and I recommend it.

Wonderful Customer Support Experience

5.00 Stars

on October 14, 2020

I just got off the phone with one of your front-line support associates. When I called in I was a bit frustrated and abrupt. She's polite, calm response quickly set me at ease and she promptly dealt with my problem. If I had a company I would be really excited to have such a wonderful individual as an employee. Great job COX!!!

Great customer service

5.00 Stars

on August 31, 2020

After several failed attempts to resolve a billing issue and being disconnected, I had the pleasure of having help from a rep. She handled all my concerns and with a very pleasant attitude. Employees like her are hard to find.

Great Customer Service

5.00 Stars

on August 27, 2020

To the people at Cox that helped me over the phone, I wanted to say that they are the reason why Cox has great customer service. They were all kind, professional, and patient with me! I felt welcomed by each individual. They were attentive to my needs and were extremely helpful in making sure that I was helped in any way possible! If there was a survey for these individuals I’d give them a strong 5 star!! Thank you to everyone!

Great customer service

5.00 Stars

on August 07, 2020

Was on the phone for 6 hours over 2 days with the company I purchased a router from and they could not get it working. Cox came out within days and got everything working. Tech was fantastic. Very professional and knowledgeable. Thanks, Cox, I am a happy camper.

Outstanding customer service

5.00 Stars

on July 16, 2020

My cable has not been programmed in weeks due to COVID, I couldn't get a technician to come out. I called for technical help to guide me through the process step by step. Thank you so much for being so helpful. Outstanding customer service.

Very Helpful and Pleasant

5.00 Stars

on July 01, 2020

I'm writing to say that I had a very pleasant experience with a representative from Arizona. She was able to bypass several steps for me to get my modem set up, but she was kind, conversational, and knowledgable at the same time. I wish I knew how to let her supervisor know what a great job she did for me. Barring that, I'm writing this to say my experience with this representative was superior!

Customer service rep from Alabama

5.00 Stars

on July 01, 2020

I called in to have my service shut down and he said he was working in Alabama. Not only was he extremely helpful, but we actually had a great conversation as well. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with a customer service representative from any company. That guy deserves a raise. Thanks for the great service. Once I move into my new apartment in Florida I will definitely choose Cox as my internet provider if they have branches in the Florida keys.

Just OK!

4.00 Stars

on June 29, 2020

I have the bundle package which includes internet, all premium channels, WIFI, and telephone. I'm disappointed due to the fact that most of the better movies are filtered to the movie hoarders such as Netflix and Prime Video and the remainder are filtered to the premium channels. Not happy!

Great Customer Service

5.00 Stars

on June 25, 2020

My Uncle has been having issues with his TV and Cox came out this week to figure out the issue. Tech was wonderful from start to finish. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. He fixed the issue and answered all questions. Didn't feel rushed. It's nice to have that type of service especially now. Thank you!


4.00 Stars

on June 16, 2020

Hello, I hope this reaches someone that can assure this individual gets the recognition he deserves from keeping a Cox customer from almost switching their ISP, just due to how AMAZING this experience was. On May 7, 2020 our home internet was not properly giving us the speeds we have been paying for. In the past, any issues I've had with calling customer service, it was a nightmare of holds and lengthy trial and error attempts. This however, was nothing like that. The rep that helped steer the troubled ship from a complete disaster was able to help get our speeds back to the way they were and would go out of his way to find an answer which he was unsure of. That to me, was the shining moment. Having someone get an answer for you instead of trying to 'beat around the bush' with a response. When I called, I had every intention of taking off our Internet package, he was the reason I will stick with Cox for the many more years to come.

Internet service ok, cable not so much

4.00 Stars

on June 13, 2020

The internet has been dependable for the most part (mostly just regular maintenance). However, plans get expensively fast for decent speed. The cable box on the other hand is the worst, it lags so much at times it's practically unusable. When trying to search any on-demand functions, it sometimes takes minutes for button presses to update, it also can take 20 minutes to scroll down a list of on-demand shows to find the show you want oftentimes overshooting back and forth many times due to excessive button delay. The box often gets confused about what channels are supposed to be in your plan and what channels aren't. Telling you that you need to subscribe to channels that you should already have. (This happens a lot with On demand as well when trying to watch things like HBO On demand.) If you call and complain, they tell you can upgrade to a newer box at a monthly price increase.

Superior customer service

5.00 Stars

on June 12, 2020

I'd recently placed an order for the WiFi MESH Pods which were supposed to be delivered this week, but when the promised date passed, I called to speak to someone because I normally receive a shipping notification. Well, I paid for them, but the order wasn't put in the system. Yeah, that wasn't good, but these are trying times and I'm up for looking past mistakes, especially when I've always received great customer service. Long story short... A rep in Alabama was so kind and looked into it + she had an outstanding personality AND got it shipped next day to me. She called me back when she'd got everything set-up and to also make sure I hadn't been re-billed for my order. I've always enjoyed talking to their reps and they've always had a great sense of humor, along with empathy.


5.00 Stars

on May 27, 2020

My landline phone stopped working, so Cox set up an appointment for the following day for a service pro to come and take a look. My Service Tech, in a short period of time, was able to diagnose and fix the problem. He was on time, knowledgeable, and very professional.

Wonderful Customer Service!

5.00 Stars

on May 26, 2020

Transferring my service to a new address and was confused by the email confirmation they sent me so I called in and spoke with their customer support who is amazing. She got it all taken care of! Very knowledgeable, quick, and extremely nice!

Great sales associate

5.00 Stars

on May 11, 2020

I recently signed up with your internet service, I had the pleasure of talking to a sales associate and he was absolutely outstanding. He explained everything to me. He was courteous, & professional. I highly recommend.

Tech from Baton Rouge was amazing

5.00 Stars

on April 15, 2020

I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t order pay per view movies. I called customer service twice each time, hold time was 10 plus minutes. Finally got a hold of two different representatives who didn’t take down my account information and immediately told me I needed to be transferred to tech support and both calls were disconnected. Finally called back for tech support still waited 20 minutes, but once I spoke to their tech in Baton Rouge, I immediately felt at ease and was not angry anymore about being hung up twice by the prior two representatives. She was patient, professional, and went above and beyond to solve my problem. Thank you so much for helping me.

Awesome Customer Service

5.00 Stars

on April 08, 2020

I had a couple of issues that were handled to my surprise in the kindest, knowledgeable, and professional way. I had the pleasure of speaking with a rep in billing. I’m new to COX. With all that is going on in the world and the changes we are all forced to make, she handled my call with grace and patience. That rep truly made my day. I hope the whole Cox family provides great assistance as well as customer service. Thank you.

Great Customer Service

5.00 Stars

on March 31, 2020

I want to personally thank your customer service, they were very helpful and very understanding. They helped me out step by step and now I’m back connected to the world. Thank you!

Thanks for customer support

2.00 Stars

on March 05, 2020

I would like to share my experience with one of your customer representatives on March 2, 2020. That day, there was a technical issue with my home phone. At first, it was a terrible experience. Several reps that I first contacted failed to resolve the issue. These reps were rude, kept pushing unneeded upgrades, then shut off internet connection eventually right after one rep hung up on me. During the fourth attempt in reaching out to Cox, as it was time to cancel my home phone service, I finally connected with this particular rep. She was kind, tremendously patient, and genuinely interested in solving my problem. As an old guy who's more comfortable in the analog world, I appreciate the great customer service demonstrated by her. As long as devoted employees, such as her, continue to resolve my issues, I will gladly continue my business with Cox Communications.

Great tech

4.00 Stars

on February 01, 2020

Irving Dillon Stopped by today (1 Feb 20) on time. He was very patient with the older person he was assisting. Super guy. You should spot reward him and let him know that his professional and understanding demeanor put Cox in a great light.

Reliability in Question

2.00 Stars

on January 02, 2020

While the speed is very good, too many times there is no speed at all. Unfortunately, reliability is extremely bad, and sometimes we are forced to use cellular for important tasks because we are afraid that in the middle of doing whatever we are doing the connection will shut down. When we call for help, we get assistance but the service doesn't really fix anything.

Fast Service

5.00 Stars

on December 26, 2019

I accidentally pressed the TV input in our contour remote on a Christmas Day. I asked for help in their support live chat and on their landline customer service, they made system resetting on our cable box, and unfortunately, we cannot fix it. They advised that a technician needs to go to our house to check. Today, their technician went to our house did the work, pressed some keys on the remote and the tv is now okay. Cox's service is very good and very responsive.

The best representative ever

2.00 Stars

on December 17, 2019

Mindy in the billing department, I hope u are reading this or get acknowledged for this statement I am about to give. I have had the worst experience of all with Cox and I was on the phone with 6 different representatives who kept telling me different reasons why I was getting billed a ridiculous about of money and I had to repeat my story for 2 whole hours before I met Mindy from the billing department. She helped me understand that I was not getting over charged for opening an account or by transferring accounts. Mindy explained to me that there were charges not meant to be there and she took care of it. And she explained to me what I was getting billed the remainder for and I was so relieved and understood everything she told me. In such a state where I was so angry, she spoke to me in a calm but vocal voice to where I can hear each word. I thank you so much Mindy for helping me even when I already canceled Cox. I wish you forever patience in your job in the future.

Cox Cable is The Worst Provider Ever

1.00 Stars

on December 09, 2019

I have been a customer for over 20 years. The first 10 years was doable and fine. After 10 years of having cable and internet, I noticed Cox constantly increases the service cost yet provides less service. Customer service has always been rude and will hang up on you just to force you to call again. I would never ever use Cox cable services ever again and I intend to share my bullying experiences with others. If you ask why I dealt with it for so long, it was because I didn’t want to lose my email domain. I have had enough and at this point in time, Cox told me since I went over their cap they are billing me extra. I called prior to this cap to cancel services and they told me to stay until the end of the billing cycle since in theory, I already paid for it. It was a Cox tactic to ensure they would get more money out of me. For 20 years I have never went over any data and there are two adults in this house. Now somehow we went over yet nothing has changed? When I called Cox and spoke to a manager, he refused to waive the overages or help me in anyway. Nice to know a 20-year customer means nothing to them.

Most Unreliable Internet Service Provider

1.00 Stars

on October 24, 2019

Cox Communications has very convenient “outages” every other day during peak internet usage hours. They claim they don’t throttle internet speeds yet I have been able to watch my speeds being throttled by simply monitoring them. Perfect example, it is currently Thursday, October 24th, 2019 09:07pm. Sure enough, there is an “outage”. Estimated fix time: 05:00pm. That’s almost 24 hours. Cox Communications is a Mediocre Internet Provider at best.

Service Provided Today

5.00 Stars

on October 10, 2019

I just want to pass along my appreciation for the great home service that they provided today. Tech is obviously very skilled in dealing with Cox internet products and his timely and accurate response to my Cox problems will be long remembered.

Customer service

5.00 Stars

on September 26, 2019

For over three years we’ve been Cox Communications customers and every year we renew our service. For the first year, we were paying around 85$ to 90$ for around 130-135 channels for one year. Every year after that the price would go up and we would have to sacrifice channels to get the monthly bill to a reasonable amount. It was very frustrating for a loyal customer who had never missed a payment for three years and was getting treated like this. It wasn’t until today Sept.26 2019 that it felt like finally we were treated with decency when a customer service representative actually took the time to look for a plan that allowed us to keep all the channels that we currently had, add one premium channel for no additional cost and the best part of it all, our monthly bill went from 118$ to 114$a month for a year! Cox cable needs more employees like him. He actually cares about the customers he’s helping. Hope to renew our services again through him in a year. Thank you

Internet Tech Support and Homelife

5.00 Stars

on August 21, 2019

I cannot thank Colby and Cole for all their help with getting what I needed down as quickly as I did I was very impressed with as many questions and requests that I had they were both patient so I was able to set everything up! Colby transferred me so I didn't have to back through the whole automated system and I have never had a quicker solutions to what I was trying to accomplish!

Happy finally

5.00 Stars

on June 23, 2019

Have had problems with my cable working since I moved in in May this year, it has been out more then on , i was at the point the last time it stopped working to cancel my subscription, I called and spoke with Sierra she was wonderful she scheduled to have a technician to come out and check what the problem was , today Sunday Rodney showed up few minutes after 8am, after checking to make sure everything had a signal he started checking and found a extra filter I didn't need, he took it off and everything worked, Sierra and Rodney are the best, if you have a problem ask for them to resolve the problem, finally a happy customer

Honestly surprised

4.00 Stars

on May 02, 2019

Usually, I expect cable/internet companies to harbor scummy business practices. However, I am delightfully surprised with my experience using Cox. I have been a customer for almost 2 years now. For the first year, they offered me a free security system because I suppose it was some sort of trial for their new security products. I accepted, and very much enjoyed their security system - one camera, a door sensor that told me when it opened/closed, and a switch controlled through the app that turned my main light on/off. It was great for me to check up on my cat/home when I was away. So when that trial ended, I was charged for the home security. After I realized this, I turned off the security service. Then on my last bill, they credited me the money for the months of charged security service! This was unprecedented as I hadn't even called them about the issue. I am impressed with this (what should be basic) business integrity. Cox has a loyal customer in me. :)

Went from great value driven to poor service

3.00 Stars

on April 27, 2019

I have been a Cox customer for years. The value they provided (price compared to service) was amazing. There were no data limits, the speed was amazing for the price, and I told everyone I knew to switch. I loved them. Over the years, that has changed. They now have data limits, the prices continue to increase, and the speeds continue to decrease. All tiers have the same data limit and you have to pay extra for more data. What is the point of paying more for a connection speed that will just get you to your limit faster? I will be able to get similar speeds or better without the data cap and for the same price point from another provider. Everyone knows most customer services are unreliable but if Cox is gonna do just the same, I might as well get better speed with no cap. I wanted to provide this feedback directly to Cox but they don't offer an avenue for me to provide this and I won't dare call their sales team for reasons stated above. I wouldn't call tech support because they would just blow me off. So tired of Cox.

Decent, but costly

3.00 Stars

on April 22, 2019

It's decent, sometimes the internet goes out but it happened rarely. Customer service is meh, not much to say about them. The only problem is that it's quite costly but I think it's money well-spent if that means having a good connection.

Very reliable, very low lag, generous bandwidth but at what cost

4.00 Stars

on January 19, 2019

Gaming, multiple streaming sessions, and cable TV viewing at the 300Mbps level work well (1TB artificial limit is in place). Scores reflect cable pricing issues for the speeds offered and the artificial limits on bandwidth usage. I use my own equipment. Cox hardware for rent is state of the art but rental fees are excessive.

Cox review

4.00 Stars

on January 15, 2019

The customer service is about the same as any other company. Very reliable internet service with almost no outages. I get at least the speed I pay for if not more. The main downside is pricing, it can get expensive after promotions expire.


5.00 Stars

on November 07, 2018

I just experienced the absolute BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE representative EVER from any company I have dealt with!! His name is Victor Chavez and his employee ID is B43464! This man deserves a raise because he was more than helpful and knowledgeable, but he was understanding and down to earth as well.... not to mention he understood that sometimes people get into a jam and don't need to be criticized for it!! For reasons like this, I will choose to stay a COX COMMUNICATIONS customer instead of switching to AT&T, which was what I was about to do prior to speaking with Victor!! Thank you so much for your AWESOMENESS!!!! A+++ SERVICE!

Out of all of them, this one has been the best!

5.00 Stars

on July 07, 2018

I have tried most of the providers for internet and TV in all my years. Cox is by far the best, maybe a little pricey but better than the rest.

There is no better internet

5.00 Stars

on March 10, 2018

Gigablast. What is not to like? I fix computers and help people with their electronics. There is nobody better. I've never had Cox swear at me on the phone like I have with others. My home internet speed is 984Mbps up and down. More expensive, yes, but it just plain works.

Very Good, Very Fast

5.00 Stars

on November 26, 2017

Highest speed ive had was 428Mbps lowest is 120Mbps

Dependable high speeds, few downtime issues

4.00 Stars

on November 11, 2017

Service has always been courteous and fast, especially compared to tales I've heard regarding Verizon and Comcast. Issue: let's its modems age until a failure occurs. Speeds meet my needs fine. Major issue: can't dump my expensive phone landline from the bundle to save money, the cable and internet charges merely increase.

Great Speed- Frustrating Customer Service

4.00 Stars

on October 08, 2017

The speed is blazing, I get over 100Mbps most days, slows a little in the evening, but not bad. So far pretty reliable, only one outage in 4 years. Customer service was fine for installation, I have not called for Technical Issues, I troubleshoot myself. Calling about billing is, pretty much what Cox is famous for, long waits poor communication.

Good service

4.00 Stars

on July 06, 2017

It's a big company and they can offer great services, overall the service is good but a little bit expensive.

Good, but expensive

4.00 Stars

on June 12, 2017

I have internet and basic tv. I mean like 20 channels not counting music. And I pay over 100 dollars a month! Now that I see that in writing I'm pretty stupid!

Fast But Expensive

3.00 Stars

on May 20, 2017

Fast internet speeds and good reliability. TV service is good but DVR is slow and not user-friendly. We don't use the phone service but have to get it to reduce the price of the service package.

Decent speeds, and better customer service than V-fios

4.00 Stars

on May 08, 2017

If you can get a good introductory package, I would say to go with Cox. Their customer service still consists of people who are only allowed to make scripted responses to your inquiries, but I believe they try harder to be available and satisfy their customers. Too bad they penalize you (and discourage customer loyalty) with much higher prices after two years (or whenever your package expires). I would keep them as my provider, if it wasn't for that.

Really good Internet service, decent customer service.

4.00 Stars

on April 27, 2017

I only get internet as we stream everything via Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, CW, etc. We have been bumped up several times over the last 5 years from 25mbps to 150mbps as service improved! I have had issues with billing going up and calling to talk them down, but every time I had success getting it lowered, once with the effect of getting my speed doubled from 50 to 100. The 150 bump was due to increased availability of bandwidth when they stopped analog signal. It has been reliable, and even with a problem in summer 2015, it was a difficult issue but they never stopped trying till they found a bizarre issue that was resolved and I was credited multiple times for my patience. And my 150 service is often bumped to over 200 on big files, game updates, etc. No lag or latency problems, even at prime time! The only fault is they have recently instituted a 1TB data limit. For cable cutters, it's an issue.

Dependable Service

4.00 Stars

on April 01, 2017

I rarely have any issues with internet cable access. Great customer service if you get past tier 1 help reps; they have you going through the canned 'turn off your modem'; unplug the cable. Asking for tier 2 will put you in touch with a techie that will listen to your problems, BUT, you must describe what is happening as thoroughly and accurately as you can. Speed is good and consistent. Reliability is great.

Waiting for Fiber

4.00 Stars

on September 14, 2016

4/5 until I get Gigablast.

Cox Internet

5.00 Stars

on June 23, 2016

Great service, speed, and reliability! Cox Rocks!

Fairly reliable

4.00 Stars

on June 09, 2016

I've been a customer for a very long time, and I'm still happy.

Cox service and cost

4.00 Stars

on May 21, 2016

Cox is a great service provider for internet and cable. Friendly and reliable service. However, the cable is more expensive compared to some other providers. Cox does not require a contract, unlike those other providers.


5.00 Stars

on May 19, 2016

Great speed, very reliable, customer support is solid speakers!

Quality Service! Great Value

5.00 Stars

on April 17, 2016

My experience with Cox Communications has been extremely positive. My internet connection is consistent and fast. I know when I turn on my computer that I will be able to do what I need to do for work or leisure. I have no complaints and recommend this service to anyone.


3.00 Stars

on March 05, 2016

Cox has provided reliably consistent service with good speed for my needs. They are the biggest kid on the block here and their customer service is consistently terrible. The other constant is rising rates; bundled phone and internet (no TV) is now over $100/month (including taxes). If I had another option for high-speed internet I would use it, but in this rural area, choices are limited.

Good performance, OK customer service

4.00 Stars

on January 27, 2016

Cox has been relatively reliable with consistent speeds and only rare outages but the prices are a bit steep and the technology employed is out of the 90s.


4.00 Stars

on November 11, 2015

It's blazing as a single user for 100Mbps down and relatively cheap for me.

Fastest service I've ever had

4.00 Stars

on March 25, 2015

For it's lack of good technical support and slow response time to problems, when the service is up and running it is just incredibly fast. And reliability is surprisingly high. I very rarely have service outages.

Great repair service and options

4.00 Stars

on March 22, 2015

When internet speeds became really erratic, technician came by and was quickly able to determine multiple problems; one was the age of the wiring in the house (40+ years) the others were a combination of the distance from house to junction and the grade of cable plus the grade of cable UNDER the road to the main switch. Fresh cable was laid for the house to a junction which helped and burial of that cable upgrade on the under road line was promptly scheduled. the tech then explained various options to solve my unique needs for the most cost-effective solution. Two drops were added, 1 to my office and a second to the living room (for video cable). Since then, speeds and service have been great! However, I am paying quite a lot since we have no premium channels.


4.00 Stars

on January 29, 2015

Cox is great! Wonderful customer service and good speeds. A little pricey.

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Common Issues Found in Cox Internet Reviews

Overall, the most common issues found in the Cox reviews we’ve read are complaints about inconsistent speeds and data caps.

Inconsistent speeds are normal for cable providers, since the bandwidth is effectively shared within your block or neighborhood. Unlike DSL or fiber, cable Internet is prone to slowdowns when everyone gets home from work and turns on Netflix. “Peak use” speed slowdowns are an unfortunate fact of life for most cable plans.

Data caps are set around 1 Terabyte (1,000 GB) on most Cox plans. Since the average household only uses around 250 GB or so per month, this isn’t an issue for most customers. Home offices or large, Netflix-addicted homes should look into business plans or other “pro” options.

On the plus side, reviews of Cox speeds tend to be favorable, and their customer service gets strong marks compared to other cable providers.