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Thursday, March 21, 2002
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading electronic providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services, now has IDT and Union Telecard products for its Florida POS merchants. According to Mike Acton, Blackstone’s general manager, “We are thrilled to be able to offer our Florida POS merchants the opportunity to sell these popular Union products to their customers. We anticipate our Florida merchants to enjoy a substantial increase in calling card sales in the coming weeks due to this exciting product addition to our the POS program.” The patent pending Blackstone POS successfully integrates the processing of all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover Card) and ATM/Debit/EBT cards with the sale of prepaid products and bill payment services, into one, easy-to-use POS terminal, Blackstone POS, is revolutionizing the electronic transaction industry IDT (NYSE: IDT, IDT.B – is a leading facilities-based, multinational carrier that provides a broad range of telecommunications services to its wholesale and retail customers worldwide. Through its own national telecommunications backbone and fiber optic network infrastructure, IDT provides its customers with integrated and competitively priced international and domestic long distance telephony and prepaid calling cards. Union Telecard Alliance ( is one of the prepaid industry’s largest distributors of prepaid calling cards with sales of over $400 million per year. Carrying over 125 brands of calling cards including Megatel, Metropolis, Colombianita, Dominicall, Mega Mexico and many more. All long distance services are provided by IDT Corporation, whose telecommunications platform and network is on the cutting edge of technology, providing crisp, and clear connections at a fraction of normal costs. Blackstone has rapidly become one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services with over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Established and headquartered in Miami, Florida since 1995, Blackstone is privately owned, and managed by a team of executives experienced in payment processing, information technologies, networking, retailing and prepaid telecommunications. Today, Blackstone is successfully merging two industries, prepaid telecommunications and electronic transactions, into one terminal to the benefit of both consumers and merchants across the United States. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services, call 1-800-639-9590 or visit Blackstone POS are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.