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): February 3, 2003

                                AirGate PCS, Inc.

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   Delaware                        027455                       58-2422929
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(State or other              (Commission File No.)            (I.R.S. Employer
Jurisdiction of                                              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  February  3,  2003,   AirGate  PCS,   Inc.,   a  Delaware   corporation
(the"Company"), issued a press release announcing it has received a Nasdaq Staff
Determination  letter indicating that because of the Company's failure to regain
compliance  with the  minimum  $1.00 bid price per  share,  its  securities  are
subject to delisting from the Nasdaq  National Market at the opening of business
on February 6, 2002, unless it appeals this determination,  and that the Company
fails to meet  certain  other  listing  standards.  The  Company  indicated  its
intention to file an appeal and request a hearing.

     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 February 3, 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: February 5, 2003
                                                   William H. Seippel
                                                   Chief Financial Officer