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): May 15, 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 (also provides  information required under Item
12 "Results of Operations and Financial Condition").

The information  contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is required
by Item 12,  "Results of Operations  and Financial  Condition," is instead being
furnished under Item 9, "Regulation FD Disclosure"  pursuant to interim guidance
issued by the  Securities  and Exchange  Commission in Release Nos.  33-8216 and

On May 15, 2003 AirGate PCS, Inc. (the "Company")  issued a press release on the
subject of 2003 second quarter consolidated  earnings for the Company. A copy of
such release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

In accordance with General Instructions B.2 and B.6 of Form 8-K, the information
in this Item 9 and  Exhibit  99.1 shall not be deemed  "filed"  for  purposes of
Section 18 of the  Securities  Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise  subject to the
liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in
any filing under the Securities  Act of 1933 or the  Securities  Exchange Act of
1934,  except as shall be  expressly  set forth by specific  reference in such a


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