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my daughter's phone is on my family plan and it only connects to wifi. As soon as she leaves the house her data doesn't kick in. And yes, the data is switched on.

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Re: data

Hi @debsaf it's not great to hear that your daughter is experiencing issues with her mobile service.

We recommend keeping across our Network Status page which provides up-to-date faults and works that may be impacting your service. You can also register for updates by clicking on the respective mobile tower, and then selecting “Log a fault”.

We also have a range of troubleshooting steps that may help with mobile faults.

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Re: data

What model phone?

Confirm aeroplane mode is off. Also manually turn off wifi and test in the house then.

Does the display show that a mobile connection is being made (signal bars or 4G symbol etc. at the top?)

If its an Android confirm she hasn't accidentally set data warnings and limits (too low) in the phone settings.

As another test put her SIM into your phone. If you can get mobile data then the issue is nothing to do with Optus and more a setting or hardware issue in your daughters phone.