Can someone explain to me if a wireless phone is a device, just like a computer, that's connected to a huge wireless router called the Verizon network, or another 192.168.x.x device when it picks up a local wireless open network? Does it have an IP address that I can obtain e.g. whatismyip.com online somehow when it's connected to the 4G network on Verizon? I don't know if this is the right place to ask but I'm a long-time Java developer and enterprise architect and I'm studying TCP/IP for messaging and it's reliability. I have more questions now that relate to mobile phones and that's the reason for my understanding of the phone as a network device. MAC address? IP number?
Any responses are well appreciated.
David L. Whitehurst, CEO CI Wise Inc.