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Thursday, April 12, 2001
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading providers of prepaid products and services, was named by Multiphone Latin America as the exclusive distributor of their prepaid calling cards in the United States. According to Mike Acton, Blackstone’s general manager, “Multiphone’s product is a perfect addition to our current product offering. Their no connection card offers competitive rates to Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Multiphone’s extensive network ensures that callers will enjoy clear connections with each call.” Orlando Padron, president of Multiphone Latin America added, “Blackstone is committed to quality products and we are excited to be a part of their product line. We have enjoyed working with Blackstone on this project and believe that is the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship.” Multiphone ( was founded when RM Grupo C.A., a leading Venezuelan IT company, and Multiphone, one of Colombia’s top ISPs, merged to create an IT service company that focuses on telecommunications. Multiphone Latin America has assembled one of the largest and most reliable networks of satellite and system platforms to deliver high quality connections for consumers in the United States and Latin America. Multiphone’s telecommunications platform is based on VoIP (Voice over Internet protocol). Blackstone has rapidly become one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services with over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Today, Blackstone has developed the most innovative point-of-sale system. By integrating the processing of all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover Card) and ATM/Debit cards with the sale of prepaid cellular and prepaid calling cards into one, easy-to-use POS terminal, Blackstone POS, is revolutionizing the electronic transaction industry. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services call 1-800-639-9590 or visit