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Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Blackstone Calling Card, the nation’s leading provider of prepaid products and services, announced today the formation of its new Point of Sale Activation Division, and additions of Janet Sancho, business development manager, and Carlos Castillo, business development coordinator, to manage the marketing and development of its new point of sale activation terminal (POS). Janet Sancho, business development manager, will be responsible for the marketing strategy and product distribution of the new POS terminal. In her former position as product manager for GTE International, Sancho handled the distribution, marketing, advertising, inventory, and production of calling cards targeted at U.S. based ethnic communities. Prior to GTE, Sancho was assistant director of marketing for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., where she was responsible for marketing, public relations, and database management. Formerly senior business analyst for New York Life, Carlos Castillo, business development coordinator, will be responsible for the integration of MIS technical specifications into the Blackstone POS product launch. In his former position, Castillo tracked and logged system outputs for Model Office testing, supported help desk operations, coordinated the system library, and created test scripts and plans. Prior to New York Life, Castillo was with the Advantis IBM Information Manager Network as an electronic data interchange administrator. In this position, Castillo worked with business partners on the exchange of electronic data and documents between system applications. Luis Arias, Blackstone chief executive officer, says, "I am excited to launch our new Blackstone POS. We have developed the most comprehensive, user-friendly point of sale terminal in the marketplace. With Janet and Carlos on board, I am confident this project will be a success." Blackstone Calling Card is a leading provider of prepaid telecommunications products and services. Blackstone offers the industry’s widest assortment of prepaid phone cards, prepaid wireless, prepaid paging, and prepaid Internet services. For more information on Blackstone prepaid products and services, call Andy Viera at 888.639.9590, or at