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Using Phone Tools
Last Updated: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 > Related Articles
Learn about Phone Tools features and how to use them.
Phone Tools is a value-added application provided to Cox Digital Telephone subscribers that extends the home telephone experience to the Web. It gives you the following abilities.
- Manage phone features, including in-browser message playback and file download capabilities.
- Display transcribed text next to the playing message if Readable Voice Mail has been turned on for the voice mailbox.
- Add multiple email addresses to receive notifications regarding voice mail.
For more information about Phone Tools, refer to Phone Tools Benefits and Features.
Before You Begin
What You Need to Access Phone Tools
- Cox Digital Telephone service
- A computer with Internet service
Note: You can also access Phone Tools using Cox Connect on your wireless device.
- Your Cox.com User ID and Password
Access Phone Tools From a Computer
- Go to http://phonetools.cox.net.
- Sign in with your User ID and Password.
Note: If you do not have login information, click No Account? Register Now! and enter your account number or address and SSN Last 4 Digits or Cox PIN found on your bill.
About the Menu Tabs
The menu tabs in Phone Tools are explained in the following sections.
Call History gives you access to your incoming, outgoing or all calls in one click. You can Save, Print, and Delete messages, as well as Add or Edit contacts in your address book. Call History is updated every 15 minutes.
Under the Settings tab, you can access Voice Mail and all its features, including Voice Mail Notification Options. Just click the Change button to make adjustments to voice mail options. You also get traditional features like Call Waiting, Caller ID Block, and My Numbers.
You can add up to five email addresses to receive notifications regarding voice mail.
Call Forwarding displays the following options. Just click the Change button next to each feature.
Features are based on subscriptions associated with the account and are not available with Cox Connect.
Do Not Disturb allows you to send calls to voice mail without ringing your phone.
Messages gives you access to all your voice messages in one click. Listen to, download, or view the transcribed text phone messages.
Delete messages using the Delete button at the bottom of the page. In addition, the Add / Edit option allows you to manage your contacts.