If my friend is a few blocks down the road. Would I be able to join her? We are on two different wifi networks, but we share the same provider (Verizon, AT&T, etc.). Would we be able to join each other?
No, sadly. My cousin experienced this when he got pocket edition. Players have to be on the same wifi network to play together (he tried to play with a buddy who was in another town, but it wouldn't let him)