Cox Communications launches its own mobile phone network
Cox Communications launched its own wireless phone network Friday in Orange County, Calif., Omaha, Neb., and Hampton Roads, Va.
The company is offering a lineup of smart phones running Google's Android operating system, including the HTC Desire, HTC Hero, HTC Wildfire LG Axis and Motorola Milestone, the company said in a statement.
Cox, which said it was the first cable provider to also offer mobile phone service, is offering a feature called “MoneyBack Minutes” in which the it will refund up to $20 a month to customers for unused minutes.
The Atlanta company will also send free text alerts to subscribers warning them before they reach their monthly limits for minutes and messages.
Sprint will be handling roaming service when Cox mobile customers are out of the company's service area in the U.S.
Cox is the nation's third-largest cable TV provider, behind Comcast and Time Warner.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Image: Motorola Milestone smart phone. Credit: Cox Communications