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Wednesday, June 07, 2000
BLACKSTONE AWARDED FOR INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE
Blackstone Calling Card, one of the nation’s largest providers of prepaid products and services, was the proud recipient of three Prepaid Excellence Awards during the recent Intele-CardNews Expo 2000 in Miami Beach, Florida. Since 1994, Intele-CardNews has been the industry’s leading source for up-to-the minute coverage of the prepaid segment of telecommunications. The publication has followed the technologies and trends of prepaid, from prepaid phone cards to prepaid wireless, paging, Internet, and beyond. Over the years, Intele-CardNews has recognized companies who have excelled in their field, via the Intele-CardNews Prepaid Excellence Awards. This year, Blackstone received awards for best retail card program (Blackstone #1), best use of a licensed image (Ricky Martin Collectible Series) and best website design (www.blackstoneonline.com). Luis Arias, Blackstone chief executive officer, says, "We designed Blackstone #1 several years ago as a great all-around card, offering quality connections at competitive rates. With the recent addition of the Ricky Martin Collectible Series, we are continuing to respond to the demands of our retailers and consumers across the country. To be recognized by Intele-CardNews for our achievement and commitment is quite an honor." Blackstone, with products available at over 300,000 retail locations nationwide, is a leading provider of telecommunications products and services. Blackstone offers traditional one plus long distance, in addition to the industry's widest assortment of prepaid phone cards, prepaid cellular, prepaid paging, prepaid dialtone and prepaid Internet services as well as the most technologically advanced point-of-sale system on the market today. For more information on Blackstone products and services, call Andy Viera at 1-888.639.9590.