One2One m300/m301 (Motorola)

Mercury One2One M301

Mercury's One2One's first phone

  • Date launched: 1993
  • Network: PCN 1800Mhz
  • Form: Flip
  • Size (m300): 57(w)x138(h)x36(d) mm
  • Weight (m300): 324g
  • Cost new (m300): £300
  • Size (m301): 57(w)x140(h)x33(d) mm
  • Weight (m301): 250g
  • Standby time (m300): 9hrs
  • Talk time (m300): 55 minutes
  • Cost new (m301): £250
  • Can you use it today: In theory

The M300 was one of two phones Mercury offered to its first customers back in 1993. The M300 cost £300. The other, made by Siemens, was larger, heavier and cheaper, the M200.

The M300 was, of course, a restyled version of the Motorola flip phones, the 5080,5200 etc, but tweaked to work on Mercury's 1800Mhz PCN network. It was a pretty neat restyle. The M300 had Mercury's grey colour scheme with blue buttons. The flip did not cover all the buttons, but left the top three exposed and it carried the One2One and Mercury logos.

The M301 came along in 1994 and was smaller and lighter, but otherwise looked very similar.

Both of these models were upstaged by a much improved M400, which dispensed with the flip. However, the M301 soldiered on into 1997, by which time you could get one for just £10.

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"i lov motorola." andy 12/03/2012
"hello id like to say that l have a motorola m301 and use it as my everyday handset the date today is 03/06/13 my wife spent ?1 for the phone at a car boot sale near to where we live and l had a good strong battery at home for a motorola 8700 that is stored away and placed the battery to the m301 and put a virgin sim into the phone useing the credit card type sim and hay presto!!! its full working and great signal the fun part is it has one2one on the body shell and Mercury and the handset is in the grey color, l do love my old vintage phones l have a great collection and in years to come they will be worth loads and they will come back as people like them as retro gifts ect anyhow thankyou for reading all the best

kind regards Matthew .....East midlands .Nottinghamshire." matthew 06/03/2013
"There are so many people keeping old phones, will be many many years before they become valuable I think. Bit like the British jubilee crowns... Worth nothing." Nismos 08/23/2016
"Real funky retro, man. That old brick done up piss elegant!" Uncle 05/10/2017
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