Summary Box: Cox kills cellphone service

NO MORE: Cable TV company Cox Communications will stop offering cellphone service.

THE AMBITIONS: After inaugurating the service less than a year ago, Cox added service areas throughout the year. The goal was to tie all of its technologies together by offering customers four services on one bill: cable TV, Internet, home phone and cellphone service.

THE DOWNFALL: The company says it’s too small to compete and wasn’t able to sell “iconic wireless devices” ? meaning high-end smartphones like the iPhone.

WHAT’S NEXT: Subscribers will have service through March and will get a $150 credit for each line that’s disconnected.