T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! One of our favorite things from last spring's CTIA show was when the CEOs of Sprint, Verizon and AT&T took the stage together in the Day 1 keynote for a pretty candid discussion, made even more interesting because it was just days after AT&T had announced it intended to purchase T-Mobile. That caused T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm (above) to have to drop out of the panel, for obvious reasons. (And as you well know, the acquisition never happened.)

Dan Hesse, Dan Mead and Ralph de la VegaBut the CTIA has announced that all four CEOs -- Sprint's Dan Hesse, Verizon's Dan Mead, AT&T's Ralph de la Vega (seen at right) and T-Mobile's Humm -- will again head up this spring's keynote on May 8, from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. And just like last year, CNBC business personality Jim Cramer will moderate the panel. 

If it's anything like last year's panel, this is going to be good, folks. And, of course, we'll be there in the Crescent City to bring it all to you live. 

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radgatt says:


itch808 says:

Is that the T-mobile Ad girl in the pink dress? :)

smotrs says:

Yep, Carly Foulkes.

richardpandy says:

Am I the only one that doesn't find her that attractive? I swear I've dated better looking women who aren't models.

hmmm says:

That might be a little awkward. Hope they put the ATT and T-mobile guys next to each other. Would be funny if the t-mobile guy thanked the ATT guy for the $4 billion or however much they got.

Glenuendo says:

Great, now they can all tell us at the same freaking time how we are data hogs so they can screw with our data rates even more!!!

MedioGringo says:

Why is Dan Hesse the only one of the 3 that doesn't look like a Corvette-owning child molester? Yikes.

Glenuendo says:

I'm not a fan of the pornstache.

dmcman73 says:

Never trust a man (or woman...YIKES) with a pornstache.

Whoooo wants a mustache riiide??!!

For Three of them I'm sure it's all gonna be about ISIS. oh and that LTE stuff.

n25philly says:

Meh, give the time allotted to all four to Carly. She could just recite the alphabet over and over and I'll be enthralled.

illdini says:

I hope someone asks them how much it really costs to send a gigabyte of data wirelessly.

slayerpsp says:

Sprint users this is when we find out about new phones and LTE so for gods sake relax and don't upgrade in till after may or June or when ever we get LTE quad core


Amen. Upgrade for me is June 1st... Perfect timing!

smotrs says:

heh, I've been holding out since last June. I am/was a premium user who could upgrade every year, but there wasn't anything worth upgrading to. At least nothing I wanted to spend $200+ to upgrade to. So I'm waiting for the LTE devices personally.

Klotz says:

Really Sprint. With your phone lineup. I wouldn't wait too long to announce new phones.You might loose more customers in the next 2 months. The fact that you haven't even announced a release date yet for Galaxy Nexus gots me thinking it will be obsolete by time it comes out. But at least you got an awesome network going for you. Oh wait.