help needed on new samsung galaxy 3 not booting up

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http://androidforums.com – Hi every one, we are 2 pensioners with new samsung galaxy 3 phones, got today (trying to keep up with technology), any how husband has been trying to set up the phone we got as far as trying out a sim card from old phones and have cut the sim down to micro size but phone will not recognise the sim and now also phone has stopped working I.E not booting up properly to get into any of the system!! it seems blocked somehow BTW it is sim free phone. can any one help us out please getting deperate. red poppy :mad: (General)