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Monday, May 19, 2003
Blackstone (, a pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, announced today the addition of the prepaid Senior Traffic Academy course to complement the popular prepaid online traffic school and teen traffic academy programs. According to Gregg Berrian, president of Traffic Academy (, “This course is really exciting! It is designed for individuals over the age of 55, in the state of Florida, who would like to receive an insurance discount. Seniors who successfully complete the course will receive a state mandated insurance discount on their insurance for the next three years.” Similar to other product offerings from Traffic Academy, this course is designed to allow seniors the ability to attend the course on the Internet, in the comfort and safety of their home, at their convenience. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate to send to his or her insurance carrier. Mike Acton, Blackstone’s general manager adds, “There are approximately 8.9 million people over the age of 55 in the state of Florida; this number will continue to grow each year with the addition of the baby boomers. This course will enable seniors to reduce their expenses and spend their money on more enjoyable things.” Prepaid Senior Traffic Academy is available in a variety of options – physical cards, PINs via the Blackstone POS or PINs via the Blackstone self-service, interactive kiosk. The “student” purchases the product, accesses the Internet, enters the website indicated on the card, enters his or her PIN and “attends” Traffic Academy. A pioneer of the prepaid telecommunications industry, Blackstone is currently one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid products and services with through 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. Blackstone POS, Blackstone V-Commerce and Blackstone e-Vending are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending.