My order was canceled and I am posting a pic of it below. - XxadminxX
Attached is another image of my order which states the reason for cancellation (NON AUTHORIZED USER) - XxadminxX
Folks, i'm very sorry for giving a false hope. I just received the modem and straighten out my concerns with Cox's upper level management. The word FREE is definitely free for internet and phone subscribers, if you are INTERNET and PHONE then there is no charge whatsoever, no rental or hidden fee.
If you are internet subscribe only, like me, then they will waive the upgrading fee (God and Cox knows what it meant) but they will charge you a monthly rental fee (which is $6.xx/month).
Do not hook up the modem you receive to the internet if you are subscribed to Internet only, they will start charging when you do that, just return it to Cox's store. Free to open and explore as your will but once again don't hook-up or activate it.
For your curiosity, the modem is Netgear Wireless Cable Gateway CG3000D (can find it for about $40 on Amazon). Now i know what to spend with the staples coupon.