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Friday, August 08, 2003
BLACKSTONE TEAMS UP WITH MIAMI HERALD AND EL NUEVO HERALD TO OFFER PREPAID NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTIONS
Blackstone (www.blackstoneonline.com), a pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, is now offering prepaid newspaper subscriptions from the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald - the most recent products in the prepaid category. According to Clare Morgan, Blackstone’s director of corporate communications, “As consumers become savvier and more budget conscious, companies need to realize that prepaid has gone way beyond the traditional prepaid phone card and into a variety of products and services – anything and everything has the potential to be prepaid.” Offering several different options ranging from an 8-Week Weekend Only Program (Thursday – Sunday) to a 13-Week Daily Program (Monday – Sunday), the prepaid subscription includes a free 20 minute prepaid phone card with purchase. The prepaid newspaper subscription is currently available at participating Blackstone POS Merchants throughout Miami-Dade County. Launched in 1903 as the Miami Evening Record and re-christened in 1910, The Miami Herald (www.miamiherald.com) is South Florida’s oldest newspaper. Today, The Herald is one of the nation’s great metropolitan daily newspapers. Internationally recognized, the prize-winning newspaper serves one of the most vibrant, diverse regions in America; it has published the International Edition for readers in the Caribbean and Latin America since 1946, and in Mexico starting in 2002. A winner of 16 Pulitzer Prizes, 10 since 1986, The Miami Herald is recognized as one of this country’s finest newspapers. The Herald is owned by Knight-Ridder, an international communications company. A pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, Blackstone is currently one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid products and services through over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone provides innovative solutions to local, national and international companies seeking to maximize their full potential – from calling cards, POS terminals, merchant processing, marketing & distribution to self-service, interactive kiosks – Blackstone offers a complete array of services to design, integrate and maintain high-impact, strategic business solutions via our global network of alliances and resources. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services visit www.blackstoneonline.com or call 1-800-639-9590. Blackstone POS are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.