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 17, 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  17,  2003,  AirGate PCS,  Inc.,  a Delaware  corporation  (the
"Company"), issued a press release announcing that its first quarter fiscal 2003
conference  call is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.  Eastern time on Wednesday,
February 19, 2003. The live broadcast of the Company's quarterly conference call
will be available on-line at and

     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 17, 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 21, 2003
                                   By: /s/ William H. Seippel
                                           William H. Seippel
                                           Chief Financial Officer