WICHITA — Nationally, Cox is looking to offer customers new services for their land lines, but before moving ahead with potential upgrades the company is asking 300 Wichitans what they think.
Wichita is a test market for Cox Premium Communications, which includes advanced phone features such as the ability to transfer calls between wireless and home phones.
Potentially, customers also could choose if they want their land lines to ring at home or if they’d prefer calls to come through their wireless phones.
“They chose Wichita, Kansas . . . to ask customers, ‘Hey, do you like this? Does this work well for you?’ ” says Cox Communications Kansas spokeswoman Sarah Kauffman.
She says Wichita is “very well suited for the trial.”
That includes operationally.
“We raise our hand every time there is a new technology,” Kauffman says of testing products.
In other markets, Cox is testing its wireless phones.
Kauffman says Cox could start wireless service here by late 2010.