ATLANTA, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications today announced that calls placed to Japan with Cox Digital Telephone and Cox Wireless will be free of charge through March 31, 2011. In addition, Cox Wireless customers can send text messages to Japan during this period free of charge. This program includes Cox Digital Telephone calls to both landline and cellular telephones dialed to country code 81. Cox Digital Telephone calls will be retroactive to March 11, 2011.
The program is automatic for all Cox Wireless customers with international calling and residential Cox Digital Telephone customers with Cox Long Distance. In addition to calling, Cox also made TV Japan available for customers with Cox Advanced TV access in Orange County and San Diego, Calif., Las Vegas and Northern Virginia. TV Japan, a 24-hour comprehensive news channel in both Japanese and English, is currently available in these Cox markets. The programming began to air for free on March 11th and will continue until March 25th.
"We want to make it easier for our customers to get in touch with their friends and family members in Japan and stay informed of the situation during this terrible tragedy," said Leo Brennan, Cox's chief operating officer. "Calls to Japan are free to our customers who have Cox Long Distance on their home phone or use Cox Wireless service with international calling; the calls will automatically go through free of charge for these customers," said Brennan. "I am very proud of our employees' commitment to the communities we serve and this program exemplifies our commitment to Cox communities."
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for six years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com
SOURCE Cox Communications