I hope that my question isn't one that all of you who are very familiar with WiFi & 3G phones don't roll your eyes at! It's a question I've had for a while.
When my phone is on, it is always using its own wifi, right? It's not linking off my work WiFi....right?
The reason I'm wondering is that we have WiFi at work, and my phone is always sounding the little notification that I have new emails. I occasionally want to show someone a picture from my Facebook collection, and I'm able to get to my Facebook. (Our internet connection at work is very limited as to what we can get to online; they block nearly everything - especially social networking and/or gaming sites.)
My workplace is very strict about what you can access on the computers there, and I don't worry about ever accidentally getting on a prohibited site (Facebook, etc) because it won't let us. However, we all got an email last week saying that people had figured out how to go around the block (I personally wouldn't have a clue how!) and that it was slowing down our connection speed dramatically. It warned us (again) not to access any of their list of prohibited sites or types of sites.
My main question is this: is my phone using the workplace WiFi & "going around" the blocks to get to my Facebook during those once-in-a-blue-moon peeks I take? Or is it its own connection? Will the computer geeks at work see that "for one and a half minutes on last Thursday, SLilyBelle1 accessed Facebook?"
Please don't roll your eyes at my question.... I seriously don't know the answer and need to know -- I don't want to get into trouble at work. If my phone is going through the work WiFi, I need to know how to disconnect it while I'm at work!!! I can't afford to lose my job!