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): April 22, 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  (the
"Company") announced that its wholly-owned  unrestricted subsidiary,  iPCS, Inc.
and its subsidiaries,  iPCS Wireless, Inc. and iPCS Equipment,  Inc. had filed a
Chapter 11  bankruptcy  petition in the United States  Bankruptcy  Court for the
Northern  District of Georgia.  Deutsche Bank Trust Company  Americas  (formerly
known as Bankers Trust Company),  as trustee (the "Trustee")  under an Indenture
dated as of September 30, 1999 (the "Indenture") among the Company,  AGW Leasing
Company,  Inc.  and the Trustee  relating to  $300,000,000  aggregate  principal
amount at maturity of 13-1/2% Senior  Subordinated  Discount Notes Due 2009, has
sent notice to Noteholders that the Company has caused an Opinion of Counsel (as
defined in the  Indenture)  to be  delivered  to the Trustee  that  discusses at
length the application of Section 6.1(ix) in the circumstances.

     As a result, the Trustee has sent notice under the Indenture to the AirGate
Noteholders  informing  them  of  iPCS'  bankruptcy  notice  and  informing  the
Noteholders  that it is the opinion of the Company  and its  counsel,  Winston &
Strawn, that there is no Event of Default under Section 6.1 of the Indenture.

     In reliance  upon this Opinion of Counsel,  the Trustee  determined  not to
send a Notice of Default to Noteholders.  The Trustee notified  Noteholders that
its  reliance  on such  opinion  neither  affects  nor is intended to affect the
rights of the Noteholders to make their own determination as to the existence of
an Event of Default or to exercise  their rights under the Indenture or pursuant
to Section 6.05 of the Indenture, to instruct the Trustee to do so.


                  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: April 22, 2003
                                    By:      /s/ William H. Seippel
                                             William H. Seippel
                                             Chief Financial Officer