HELP! Trying to send Group texts


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Jan 13, 2011
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Greetings Benevolent Handcent Experts:

Apologies if this is not the right place to ask this question, but I've got literally NO responses elsewhere, so hopefully someone here can help:
I'm wondering how to send a text to a group of ~500 people, on my Samsung Epic. Here's what I've tried:

Created a Google group
Compose the message
Go to the "plus sign" at the upper right
Select "Group"
Select the Group I want to send the message to (either by the checkbox on the left, or the arrow on the right/menu/select all)

What happens every time: a "Please wait, checking all contact" message pops up, then I'm returned to the composing screen. NO contacts are entered in the "To" field.

How do I make this work? Thanks in advance,