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Monday, June 11, 2001
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading providers of prepaid products and services, announces its newest product, Sabor Peruano, the calling card of Peru for Peruvians. Andrew Telecom Inc. is providing network services for Sabor Peruano. Sabor Peruano has been designed with exceptional rates, without connection fees, especially for people who frequently call Peru from the United States; the card can also be used within the US and around the world. Plus, callers can use Sabor Peruano to make calls from Peru by calling a local toll free 800-access number and using the same PIN number of the card purchased in the U.S. Andrew Telecom Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Andrew Corporation, a global supplier of communications systems equipment and services. Andrew is an S&P 500 company listed on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol: ANDW. According to Adolfo Suarez, president of Andrew Telecom, “We have spent the last four years focusing on the wholesale carrier market. We are now entering the prepaid market and are pleased to be working with a company of Blackstone’s caliber.” Blackstone’s director of marketing, Carlos Rodriguez added, “I believe that Blackstone’s relationship with Andrew Telecom will be a long and prosperous one for all involved – including our distributors, merchants and consumers across the country.” Blackstone has rapidly become one of the country’s largest providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services with over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Today, Blackstone has developed the most innovative point-of-sale system. By successfully integrating the processing of all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover Card) and ATM/Debit cards with the sale of prepaid products into one, easy-to-use POS terminal, Blackstone POS, is revolutionizing the electronic transaction industry. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services call 1-800-639-9590 or visit Blackstone and Blackstone POS are registered trademarks of Blackstone Inc. U.S. and foreign patents pending.