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Friday, October 25, 2002
Blackstone (, one of the nation’s leading electronic providers of prepaid telecommunications products, unveiled its latest offerings, the SuperCharge™ Cirrus™ ATM Debit Card and the SuperCharge™ Prepaid MasterCard®. The Reloadable™ SuperCharge™ Debit Card offers customers the freedom to use ATM machines throughout the United States, and eliminates the need to carry large sums of cash. Additionally, as the card can be used at ATM machines on the Cirrus™ networks at hundreds of thousands of locations worldwide, the SuperCharge™ Debit card is ideal for domestic and international use. There was approximately 9 billion dollars wired to Mexico in the year 2001, Reloadable™ SuperCharge™ Debit Card offers a robust and user friendly alternative to the current funds transfer process. The end-users can send the on-line PIN based ATM debit card to a family member or friend. Then using the Card2Card™ process it’s as simple as a click, or phone call to transfer funds to Mexico, Puerto Rico or other regions supported by the system. The recipient simply goes to any supported Automatic Teller Machine to withdraw the funds using their Blackstone® SuperCharge™ Cirrus® ATM card. Plus, as a customer of the SuperCharge™ Debit Card, the cardholder can also obtain the SuperCharge™ Prepaid & Reloadable™ MasterCard® by simply calling the number provided on the debit card terms and conditions, then answering a few basic questions, the user can open a Prepaid MasterCard® account. Within approximately 7-10 business days, the customer will receive a personalized, embossed Prepaid MasterCard® at his or her home address. It works just like a regular credit card, only anyone can have one! Says Mike Acton, Blackstone’s general manager, “For merchants, the SuperCharge™ cards are the newest prepaid products to add to their current offerings which will generate additional revenues versus cannibalizing existing prepaid sales. Merchants earn commissions not only from the initial sale of the card, but also, whenever the SuperCharge™ Cirrus ATM Debit Card or SuperCharge™ MasterCard® is used or reloaded for the lifetime of the card.” As the Blackstone SuperCharge™ Cards are prepaid, the consumer is automatically approved – there are no questions about income or credit. The customer purchases the card, loads money onto it, and it is now ready to use at any retail location that accepts debit and credit cards for payment or ATMs for cash withdrawals. 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, retailing and telecommunications. Today, Blackstone is successfully merging two industries, prepaid telecommunications and electronic transactions, into one POS terminal to the benefit of end-users around the world. Be sure to look for the symbols of excellence and shop or call with confidence. For more information on Blackstone’s products and services visit or call 1-800-639-9590. Blackstone POS are trademarks of Blackstone Communications Co.; US and foreign patents pending. Cirrus® is a trademark of Cirrus System, Inc. MasterCard® is a trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated SuperCharge™ is a trademark of InterMart Corporation Card2Card™ is a trademark of InterMart Corporation Reloadable™ is a trademark of InterMart Corporation