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Monday, July 02, 2007
My name is Colleen Coble and I'm a sinner. Envy has been a familiar companion with the launch of the iPhone. I can't remember when I've so wanted to buy something. This little baby has it all--sleek design, small and lightweight, and totally sexy.

So go buy it, you say? You can afford it. Well, yes I can. So what's the problem? Simple. I live in Wabash, population 12,000. There are exactly three cell phone companies here: Centennial Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Nextel. No matter how many times I put my zipcode in the AT&T/Cingular site to check for plans, it spits it out. The coax to check back soon because they are constantly expanding their coverage is a cruel tease. I've been checking back for six months, ever since I first laid eyes on the video for iPhone, and nada, nothing. I'm still an outcast.

I'm going to Atlanta for ICRS this week. You'd better keep watching the news. There may be a clip about a crazed woman in Atlanta who went postal and stole an iPhone from one of her author friends. I'd like to say I love my friends too much, but the first time I hold one of those babies, I just might lose my head.

So tell me, any of you buy one yet? No wait, don't tell me. You might make my sin worse!
Colleen Coble  
posted at 9:07 AM  
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At 4:18 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I don't plan on getting one, I dunno, I am happy with my little cell that I got on my Sprint plan. My iPod Nano is one of my favorite things...I don't feel the need to have the new gadget.

Now a house by the sea is where I get into envy trouble!

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Have you ever watched the iPhone video, Suzanne? It's a cell phone, iPod and PDA all in one. And it flips sideways to watch movies on it. And it looks up the best place to eat or whatever while you're talking. It's way cool.

But I'd take a house by Poipu Beach on Kauai over it. LOL

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry they don't cover where you live.
Maybe you can move somewhere they do? ha,ha.
I see why you like it so much.
Even with the way I feel about Phones
I must say this Phone is really
Just the picture of it makes you wanna go get it!

At 7:32 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

You're kidding, right? I'm still trying to figure out how to change ring tones on my cell phone.

At 10:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

No desire for the iPhone...but I'll wrestle Suzanne for that house by the sea!!

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

You're on Deena!

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

My husband & I have Cingular/AT&T and it's not all that it's cracked up to be. (Sorry to burst your bubble!) We have found that it has a lot of dropped calls (contrary to the commercials) so maybe that will deter you from wanting an iphone. ;)

I say bring on the house on the beach! :)

At 1:01 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Cell phone? What's a cell phone?
(Just kidding.)

I'm with you, Diann....still trying to figure out how to change my ringtones and send text messages. (I'm using my daughter's cast-off Motorola model that is big enough to be mistaken for a walkie-talkie.)

Colleen, I have to admit that the picture you've posted is pretty enticing. But...I'll choose the house by the sea instead.

P.S. I was going to say, "I'll choose what's behind curtain number 2." (What was the name of that game show? It was on years ago and the host was Monty Hall.)

At 8:42 AM, Blogger Jaime Wright said...

I've been drooling ever since I saw my first i-phone add. The worst part of it is I WORK for US Cellular. I swear my boss gave me the look of death when I started posting the i-Phone on my computer wallpaper at work and flipping out about it to my co-workers. I tried to get my boss to admit how cool it was, but he kept shaking his head until it got lower ... lower ... and then was bowed over his desk and he was still shaking it on top of his piles of paper. That's how I know he secretly thinks it rocks too! :) LOL

At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SO want the iPhone. My hubby is always buying whatever gadget he thinks is cool, then dumping it on me when the next big thing comes out. BUT, I've already called the iPhone for when we move back to the States this winter! He can keep his prized Razr!

At 1:37 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

I'll probably get an iphone, Colleen...when they're obsolete, lol.

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Southern-fried Fiction said...

I hear most people who bought them can't figure out how to use them. LOL Nor can AT&T get them all turned on. LOL

Listen to music? Surf the web? Take pictures? And here I thought phones were for talking.

But what do I know?

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

I love the idea of an iPhone, I'm a gadget lover too, but too many people I know hate the coverage. I'll stick with Verizon, at least I know it works. I'm just waiting for my phone or my dad's phone to go. I know just the one I'm going to get, the LG Chocolate so I can finally have an MP3 player too. :)

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Jennifer, I live in a small town so I'm not used to fancy services. LOL I'd take a few dropped calls for that iPhone!

Jaime, I can just see you harping on it like me. LOL People know how crazed I am about it. My husband was talking about it with a friend who has a Blackberry that I'm always lusting after. Our friend Tim told Dave he was going to call me after 6 on Friday and say, "hey, how's my new iPhone sound?" I would have KILLED HIM!!!

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

My hubby just showed me the YouTube video of the iPhone commercial. I have to say I'm impressed.

But get this. Hubby said there's rumours that it'll be another 2 years before iPhone comes to Canada!! By then, it just may be obsolete! LOL!

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Kay Day said...

I'm one who has no interest. I've had my cell less than a year. It has features but I use it to call people. And even then, only as needed. I don't like the thing, but admit that it is handy.

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

It'll be better by then, Shauna. A bigger hard drive in it. Right now it only has 8 but by then it will have as much as an iPhone. So no worries!

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Rhoads said...


This is not related to your iPhone issue, but I wanted to tell you that I have finally had some time to read for pleasure and I started with your book, Wyoming. I love it! I love reading about "Rand" and noting a familiar family structure and the setting of Wabash. It all feels very close to my heart. Thank you for giving us a sampling of your books. I'm looking forward to reading more!
God Bless ~ your neice-in-law, Abby Rhoads :)

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Hey Abby! I'm glad you're liking the book. Rand of course is based on Josh's dad. :-) That's my first book and my writing has improved since then. LOL

It's good to hear from you! Are you enjoying Ohio?

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Heather said...

I would love to have an iphone. My brother-in-law works for apple and he loves the phones. We are probably going to wait to get one in a few years. It is such a cool phone. My husband and I watched all the videos about it on the apple web sight. We are Mac fanatics.

We have Cingular/AT&T and have been very happy with it. The only problems we have had are with the billing. We never have dropped calls.


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