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Monday, November 01, 1999
BLACKSTONE AND QWEST, THE RIGHT COMBINATION
Blackstone Calling Card, one of the nation's largest providers of prepaid products and services, announced today its multi-million dollar distribution partnership with Qwest Communications Corporation. This venture will provide the backbone for the national rollout of Blackstone's "The Right One" prepaid calling card program. Blackstone, now distributing its cards through over 1,650 distributors outside of Florida, and over 7,800 retail accounts in South Florida, New Jersey, and Venezuela, has built its reputation on reliable connections, and competitive rates to the most popular international destinations. The name "Blackstone," for consumers, has become synonymous with "trust," as Blackstone offers a solid guarantee on any card purchase. Through its state-of-the-art global fiberoptic network and strategic acquisitions, Qwest has positioned itself among the world's leading telecommunications providers. Their commitment to provide network services for Blackstone's new product line illustrates their anticipated growth of the prepaid segment of telecommunications. Blackstone's newly created "The Right One" program was designed to fill the void in state-specific international rates for consumers across the country. This program offers state-specific cards, each with its own set of target countries. Luis Arias, Blackstone CEO, says, "Consumers in each state have their own set of international long distance calling requirements. We have found, through experience, that the right card for Florida, may, in fact, not be the right card for New York. 'The Right One' program caters to the needs of the distributors and retailers in state-specific regions, by offering highly competitive rates coupled with the strongest, most reliable network in the world." Blackstone Calling Card is the premier 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 products and services, call Andy Viera at 888.639.9590.