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 24, 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  24,  2003,   AirGate  PCS,   Inc.,  a  Delaware   corporation
("AirGate"),   issued  a  press  release   announcing   that  its   wholly-owned
unrestricted  subsidiary,  iPCS,  Inc.  ("iPCS")  and  its  subsidiaries,   iPCS
Wireless,  Inc. and iPCS  Equipment,  Inc.,  have filed a Chapter 11  bankruptcy
petition in the United  States  Bankruptcy  Court for the  Northern  District of
Georgia for the purpose of effecting a court-administered reorganization.

     As a result of the  bankruptcy  filing,  the Company  anticipates  that the
financial  results of iPCS will no longer be consolidated  with those of AirGate
subsequent to the bankruptcy.

     AirGate also  announced an amendment to its management  services  agreement
with iPCS. 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 24, 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 26, 2003
                                            By:   /s/ William H. Seippel
                                                      William H. Seippel
                                                      Chief Financial Officer