WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    Form 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 15, 2003

                                AirGate PCS, Inc.

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Delaware                    027455                      58-2422929
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(State or other Jurisdiction  (Commission File No.)           (I.R.S. Employer
       of Incorporation)                                     Identification No.)

         233 Peachtree Street, N.E.                         30303
         Harris Tower, Suite 1700,                       (Zip Code)
              Atlanta, Georgia
  (Address of principal executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 525-7272

                                 Not Applicable

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Item 9.           Regulation FD Disclosure.

     On January 15, 2003, AirGate PCS, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("AirGate"),
issued a press release  announcing  its financial and operating  results for its
fourth  quarter and fiscal year ended  September 30, 2002, and the filing of its
Annual Report on Form 10-K.

     A copy of the press release  referenced above is attached hereto as Exhibit

Item 7.           Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c)      Exhibits.

       Exhibit No.     Description

       99.1            Press Release of AirGate PCS, Inc. dated January 15, 2003


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          AIRGATE PCS, INC.

Date: January 16, 2003
                                          By:  /s/ William H. Seippel
                                              William H. Seippel
                                              Chief Financial Officer