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Unless you're talking a high-speed, broadband B-Gan or similar satellite phone terminal, you're really not going to want to try and surf the web at all using a satellite phone. Sat phones generally charge by the megabyte, and as Zanshin said, are likely limited to 2400 baud at best most of the time.
I'd point out that when 2400 baud was standard, text-based BBS's were the norm. Websurfing didn't really become all that feasible until 28,800 baud modems came available, and most modern websites are designed for broadband access, which has become pretty standard. I can't think of the last time I used even a 56,000 baud modem to connect for anything, especially given the prevalence of WiFi, ADSL, Cable and FiOS connections.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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