Cox Northern Virginia Offers Free Calls to Japan

Mar 16, 2011, 10:28 ET from Cox Communications

HERNDON, Va., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications today announced that calls placed to Japan with Cox Digital Telephone will be free of charge through March 31, 2011.  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 residential Cox Digital Telephone customers with Cox Long Distance. In addition to calling, Cox also made TV Japan (Channel 287) available for customers with Cox Advanced TV access in Fairfax County. 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 31.

"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 Gary McCollum, General Manager of Cox Virginia. "Calls to Japan are free to our customers who have Cox Long Distance on their home phone; the calls will automatically go through free of charge for these customers," said McCollum. "I am very proud of our employees' commitment to the communities we serve and this program exemplifies our commitment to Cox communities."

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