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 18, 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  18,  2003,   AirGate  PCS,   Inc.,  a  Delaware   corporation
("AirGate"),  issued a press  release  announcing  its  financial  and operating
results  for the first  quarter  of  fiscal  2003.  A copy of the press  release
referenced above is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 7.           Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c)      Exhibits.

     Exhibit No.     Description

     99.1            Press Release of AirGate PCS, Inc. dated February 18, 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