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Friday, March 01, 2002
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading electronic providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services, launched it’s newest product, Florida Cross Star Prepaid Phone Card. According to Carlos Rodriguez, Blackstone’s director of marketing, “Our latest product, Florida Cross Star, was designed to fill a specific void in the prepaid calling card market. Our research indicates that many calling card calls from the US are terminating to cellular phones around the world. In the past, the majority of cards did not offer competitive rates to international cellular phones. This is all about to change with Florida Cross Star, a unique product, offering excellent rates to cellular termination points as well as traditional terminations, plus, the network services for Cross Star are provided by IDT.” Mike Acton, Blackstone’s general manager adds, “Pre-sales for this product have gone through the roof! Our merchants are responding to this product, as we have never seen before. We project Cross Star will revolutionize the prepaid calling card market within the next six months.” 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.