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Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading providers of electronic prepaid products and services, was recently selected by the New England Diamond Club (NEDC) to fulfill the prepaid telecommunications category of its members. The NEDC is comprised of over 100 Shell and Texaco stations, soon to be re-branded Shell, in the New England area. It was established to provide a constructive forum for dealers to enhance communications and explore innovative marketing ideas. According to George Hallak, NEDC’s secretary, “The members of NEDC look forward to growing with Blackstone and providing our customers with more products and services, like prepaid cellular and long distance cards, with the Blackstone POS system.” 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 wireless and calling cards, into one, easy-to-use POS terminal, the Blackstone POS, which is revolutionizing the telecommunications and electronic transaction industries. 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, networking, information services, oil & gas and prepaid telecommunications. Today, Blackstone is successfully merging two industries, prepaid telecommunications and electronic transactions, into one terminal to the benefit of merchants across the United States. For more information about the New England Diamond Club, please visit 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.