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Sunday, March 17, 2002
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services, announces that IDT, whose telecommunications platform and network is on the cutting edge of technology, will be the long distance provider for Blackstone #1, TeleTaxi, Blackstone Mexico and Blackstone No Connection. According to Mike Acton, Blackstone’s general manager, “The cards that IDT will now be providing services for are our premiere products. Merchants and consumers across the country recognize these products and rely on us to deliver what we promise. By having IDT as the service provider, we are ensuring that the consumer is assured that he or she will receive the minutes promised, a quick connection and a clear call.” Carlos Rodriguez, Blackstone’s director of marketing adds, “Additionally, we have created a new card, Blackstone No Connection, to take advantage of IDT’s extensive global network. This card is offers excellent rates to the four points of the globe and beyond. I am certain that it will prove to be a favorite of retailers across the country.” 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. 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.