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Personalized TV Just For Me with Contour by Cox

I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a 6-month trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

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What do The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and Son’s of Anarchy all have in common? Well besides the fact that these are three of my favorite shows, I can record them and watch them all with my Cox Contour. These shows are not exactly kid friendly so I have to wait until my kids are fast asleep before I can even attempt to watch them. In the past I have missed shows or episodes because I was limited to how many shows I could record at once. With Contour I am able to record up to six shows all at once which means no more missed episodes.

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I have been a loyal Cox Communications customer for nearly 14 years. I have always been happy. And with Cox always adding new features and expanding their services,  there has never been a need to even consider going anywhere else. Recently I upgraded to Contour by Cox and it has been AMAZING! When I first started using it I was certain that my favorite feature would be the fact that I could record so many shows at once and be able to store up to 1,000 of these shows and movies at a time.

Don’t get me wrong that is a fantastic advantage to Contour but my favorite feature is definitely the recommendation engine which actually suggests new shows for me based on the shows that I have been watching. There are two ways that Contour recommends shows to me. First there is a list of recommendations on the guide but then I can also find shows when I am scanning through the Contour Guide. Whenever a see a Diamond (like pictured below) I know that it’s a show I should check out.

contour by coxNow as much as I love my Contour my family loves it too! They each have their own profile which stores their favorite shows and adds recommendations so they can have the shows they want all to themselves. You can create up to 8 different profiles so no one will feel left out.

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The Contour App is also a great perk with having Contour by Cox. You can watch over 90 channels of live TV and tens of thousands of video on demand selections from your iPad or tablet.  You can also can set DVR recordings from your tablets and iPads, start watching shows  and continue that same show on your television when they’re home.

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If you’re interesting in trying out Contour by Cox for yourself then you’re in luck because it’s currently available in the following cities:

  • San Diego, Orange County, Rhode Island, Cleveland, Kansas, Baton Rouge, Connecticut, Central Florida, New Orleans, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Macon, Las Vegas, Tulsa, Gulf Coast, No VA, Arizona.

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You can learn more about Contour by Cox by visiting them online or you can check them out on Twitter using the hashtag #CoxContour #TVJUSTFORME and follow @CoxTV and @CoxComm.

What Contour Feature do you think you would like the most?

Finally TV Just For Me With Cox Contour

I love to watch TV. When the kids are tucked into their beds fast asleep and the end of the day is approaching there is nothing more enjoyable to me than kicking my feet up and catching the latest episode of Son’s of Anarchy or The Walking Dead. In fact I have several shows that I just love to watch but most of the time they are not “kid friendly” so I have to wait for my kids to go to bed. This is one of the main reasons why I decided to try out Contour by Cox which is a new type of television viewing experience. It combines the most compelling components of Cox’s existing cable offerings with a transformative and highly personalized experience for consumers. People in the 21st century, like myself, are people who like convenience and don’t really have the time to watch live programming. Being able to watch your favorite shows on your own time is key to maintaining viewership and that’s why Cox Communications created Contour.

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Contour is putting the viewer in total charge of what they watch, when they watch it and how they watch it.  With innovative features you can watch your personalized TV from your home, online or from your iPad. Contour is a full-service viewing experience. There are three main features included with contour. They are:

  • A Contour Guide – a modern, sleek design with easy navigation and user interface. The key feature being the recommendation engine that actually suggests new shows for you based on your viewing habits.
  • Contour App – provides an amazing interface that serves up content that is most relevant to each viewer based on recommendation capabilities (just like the guide) and also includes access to over 90 channels of live TV and tens of thousands of video on demand selections. It also meets the need for mobile access of content.  Users can set DVR recordings from their tablets and iPads, start watching shows on said devices and continue that same show on their television when they’re home.  Access to On DEMAND titles anywhere in your home, from your iPad or tablet.
  • DVR capabilities – Contour allows viewers to record up to 6 shows at one time
    • Storage of up to 1000 shows
    • Individual profiles – up to 8 household viewers can create and access their own personalized profiles.

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I have been a loyal Cox Communications customer for over 14 years and this is partly because they keep up with the growing times of convenience and entertainment. I am so excited to be joining Cox and testing out Cox Contour for the next six months. I know this will be so great when I want to watch my favorite shows especially with everyone else in the household having their favorite shows as well. With Contour even if my husband is watching football in the living room, I can take my iPad into the bedroom and watch something more appealing to me. The Contour App is compatible with  iOS6.x or higher and Android OS 4.2 including: Google Nexus 7 (Gen 1), Google Nexus 10 (Gen 1), Samsung Galaxy Note (8”), Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7” and 10.1”), Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7”, 8”, and 10.1”).

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Cox Contour is available in several different locations including San Diego, Orange County, Rhode Island, Cleveland, Kansas, Baton Rouge, Connecticut, Central Florida, New Orleans, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Macon, Las Vegas, Tulsa, Gulf Coast, NoVA, Arizona. Be sure to call your Cox provider today to see if Contour is currently available in your area. I am so excited to be trying out Cox Contour over the next few months and can’t wait to finally have TV just for me! I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

What Shows would you watch with Cox Contour? 

 

I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a 6-month trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.

Cox Communications:Cox Conserves and Earth Day Tips #coxconserves

If you don’t already know Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. This is a great time to start doing your part to keep this world a beautiful place for the many generations ahead of us. It’s important that we all do our part, and that is why Cox Enterprises started Cox Conserves in 2007, as a way they can reduce their carbon footprint by 20%. The program engages each of the companies major subsidiaries including Cox Communications, Manheim, Cox Media Group and AutoTrader.com and also encourages it’s over 50,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.

Cox Conserves does several things to make their companies more green. Below are just a few of the things that Cox Conserves has been doing for the past 5 years in order to conserve more energy, reduce waste, and do their part for our Earth.

Alternative Energy: Cox actively identifies opportunities to harness solar energy and empty fuel cell technology, annually preventing more than 17,400 tons of greenhouse gases from entering the environment through it’s alternate energy projects.

Energy Conservation: Across Cox enterprises, programs are in place to conserve energy, including producing alternative energy, constructing eco-friendly buildings, greening the company fleet, conserving resources and recycling materials.

Waste Management: Cox Enterprises employs a holistic approach to waste management including waste reduction, strategic partnerships for e-waste and customer engagement. Since 2007 more than 580 TONS of material have been recycled at Cox’s corporate headquarters. By offering their e-waste recycling program they have also diverted an estimated 1.8 millions pounds of e-waste from landfills every year.

Water Conservation: Cox’s water conservation efforts save more than 20 million gallons of water annually and return high quality reusable water to the community. This is accomplished through water conservation centers, motion-sensor faucets and well water landscaping.

Eco-Friendly Fleet: With more than 12,00 vehicles, Cox Enterprises has one of the nation’s largest fleets. Cox embraces eco-friendly vehicles and uses technology such as GPS Fleet Management Solutions to lesson it’s impact on the environment.

Cox Conserves is doing many different things throughout many of the US States. For instance in Arizona Project TWIG began in 2008 as an effort to recycle waste that would otherwise wind up in trashcans and landfills. Project TWIG collects materials and sells them to recycling companies in return for cash. The proceeds are given to local charities and help fund grants for youth. To date Project TWIG has donated more than 39,000! They also have a free standing canopy solar installation and won the 207 International Citrix Innovation Award for it’s green call center program. Go Cox Arizona!

My family and I have been trying to live a greener life for the past few years. There are many things that you can do to help save energy and help the environment and Earth Day is a great time to get started. Here are some easy tips and things you can do to right in your own home. Not only are these things good for the Earth and environment but they can also save you a little bit of money.

1. Recycle Soda Cans-My husband and I have a little addiction to soda and after awhile I started to realize that we were throwing away a lot of cans so I put a trash bag in the laundry room and now we collect all aluminum cans to be recycled. There is a local plant that pays 50 cents a pound so not only are we helping out the environment by not sending these recyclables to the landfill but we can spend that money one more soda.

2. Turning of the light when your not in the room.-This one is something that everyone in the family can do even your little ones. Start teaching them young to switch the light off as soon as they leave the room.

3. Unplug your appliances when not in use.-Most of us will leave our toasters, can openers, etc. plugged in on the counter even when they are not in use. Did you know that these appliances still use electricity even though your not using them. We did an experiment a few years ago and unplugged everything in the house and only plugged it in when it was being used. This included the computer, TV and all kitchen appliances. Yes it took a little more work but we noticed about a $30 drop in our bill in just one month.

4. Donate old toys, clothes and books to a local charity.- Chances are someone could really use your old stuff, so instead of throwing it in the trash so it can be taken to the dump, give it to someone in need. It’s even tax deductible.

5. Go Paperless!- Companies like Cox Communications offer paperless billing, so you can receive your bill through your email or if you have online billing through your bank you can have your bill sent straight to you there. I am a Cox communications subscriber and love their paperless billing system. It’s easy, fast and convenient.

These are just a few of the things that our family does to help do our part for the environment. I encourage you to get active and find out things you can do to help with the environment. For more ideas and information visit www.coxconserves.com. You can also follow Cox Communications on Twitter@cox_comm , Facebook and also be sure to check out their Youtube page.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my time to share this information. However all opinions expressed are strictly my own and not influences in any way.

Cox Digital Telephone Special Promotion plus Giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about my experiences with Cox Communications. I have been a long time subscriber to their services as well as many of my close family and friends so it’s easy for all of us to stay connected. Over the past couple of years Cox has continued to improve their digital telephone service providing many features that are included with your service plan.


Cox’s service plans are designed to give you the most savings, the most flexibility in service options and the calling features you use to keep in touch. Some of the Cox Digital Telephone features include:

TV Caller ID (requires Cox Digital Telephone and Cox Advanced TV): This one has got to be my FAVORTITE of the features. Yes, I am guilty of screening my phone calls! With TV Caller ID when a call comes in the person’s number shows up at the bottom of the TV screen allowing me to decide whether I want to talk or not. If I’m in the middle of my favorite show and I don’t want to answer the phone right away I can hit the remove button on my COX remote and the number is taken off the screen. Sounds great doesn’t it?!

Cox Mobile Connect App (Requires Cox Digital Telephone and Cox Advanced TV): I just recently became aware of this new app and it has become somewhat of my best friend. How many times have you been out shopping or running errands to realize your favorite show is coming on or you are expecting a call and need to check your messages? With the Cox Mobile Connect App you can do all of this and more right from your smartphone.

Enhanced 911 Services: With this serice when you dial 911, Cox automatically sends your home address to local emergency responders so that help is on the way, right away! For anyone with small children or elderly loved ones this could potentially become a lifesaving service if they are even in need of help but don’t know their address or can’t speak. This service gives me peace of mind if I ever need help to get her quick.

Phone Tools(Requires Cox Digital Phone Telephone): Phone Tools is an online connection for managing your Cox Digital Phone Service. You can access your account online, check your voice mail as well as have the ability to chec your call history and manage your phone features such as call forwarding.

Through the month of February Cox is running a special promotion where you can get the Cox Digital Telephone service for only $9.99 a month! This is an amazing offer and well worth the price for all of the included services and features. My family and I have been extremely happy with Cox Communications, especially their Digital Telephone Service. To give them a try or to find out more about Cox be sure to visit Cox Communications online for more information. You can also stay up to date on the latest features and specials by Liking Cox on Facebook and Following Cox on Twitter.

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Reliable Phone Service with Cox Communications #cox_comm

Being a stay at home mom, it’s VERY important to me to have a reliable phone service otherwise I think I would go crazy. I am a talkative person and look forward to sitting down with my friends and family and catching up on all the latest news and gossip. One person that I talk to at least once a day is my mom. Whether I’m having a bad day and need some advice or I want to tell her something that my kids did that day, I always look forward to our conversations.


Up until a few years ago there were only a few options to choose from as far as phone service goes. I had already been a long term Cox Communications cable and internet subscriber so when I heard that they were offering Digital Telephone I jumped at having all of my services bundled into one. My only concern with switching my telephone service was the fear of losing my telephone number that I have had for 10+ years. Cox soon put my fears to ease and the transition from my old provider to Cox Digital Telephone service was a breeze. Not only did I get to keep my phone number but I immediately noticed how much of a difference in the quality of the call. After my mom saw how much I was enjoying my new phone service she decided to make the switch herself. I am happy to say that after 6 years with Cox Digital Telephone service I could never imagine life without it.

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Of course my kids love talking on the phone too especially to grandma! Having a telephone service that you can trust and that is affordable is important for my entire family. With Cox you will get the features you want at a price you can feel good about. Through the month of February Cox is running a special promotion where you can get the Cox Digital Telephone service for only $9.99 a month. If you were ever considering switching your telephone service or adding it to your existing Cox account now is the time to do it. For more information on Cox and there special offers be sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter.


Disclosure: I was compensated for my time to write about my experience with Cox Digital telephone. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.