Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
                                          Registration Statement No. 333-112843

 Prospectus Supplement No. 9

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                9 3/8% Senior Subordinated Secured Notes due 2009
                             Shares of Common Stock

         This prospectus supplement supplements the prospectus dated February
 20, 2004 of AirGate PCS, Inc., as supplemented by prospectus supplement No. 1
 dated March 5, 2004, prospectus supplement No. 2 dated March 8, 2004,
 prospectus supplement No. 3 dated March 10, 2004, prospectus supplement No. 4
 dated March 12, 2004, prospectus supplement No. 5 dated March 24, 2004,
 prospectus supplement No. 6 dated March 30, 2004, prospectus supplement No. 7
 dated April 1, 2004 and prospectus supplement No. 8 dated April 14, 2004,
 relating to the sale by certain holders of our 9 3/8% Senior Subordinated
 Secured Notes due 2009 and shares of our common stock. You should read this
 prospectus supplement in conjunction with the prospectus. This prospectus
 supplement is qualified by reference to the prospectus except to the extent
 that the information in this prospectus supplement supersedes the information
 contained in the prospectus. Capitalized terms used in this prospectus
 supplement and not otherwise defined herein have the meanings specified in the

         The following line item in the table of Selling Holders contained in
the prospectus is hereby amended as follows:

                                                   Principal Amount
                                                       of Notes
                                                     Beneficially          Number of Shares
                                                    Owned that may         of Common Stock          % of Outstanding
Name                                                  be sold ($)          that may be sold           Common Stock
----                                               ----------------        ----------------         ----------------
Alexandra Investment Management
      Alexandra Investment Management -                4,989,200                215,970                  1.84%
      Alexandra Global Master Fund Ltd.
JMB Capital Partners, LP
      JMB Capital Partners, LP                             0                       0                       *
40/86 Advisors
      40/86 Series Trust - High Yield Portfolio          69,300                  2,428                     *
      Bankers Life & Casualty Co. - High Yield          533,300                  18,692                    *
      Managers - High Yield Fund (formerly              725,300                  24,572                    *
      Conseco Fund Group - High Yield Fund)
      40/86 Strategic Income Fund (formerly             741,300                  25,983                    *
      Conseco Strategic Income Fund)

         Our common stock is quoted on The Nasdaq National Market under the
 symbol "PCSA." On April 16, 2004, the reported last sale price per share of our
 common stock on The Nasdaq National Market was $15.57.

         Investing in the notes and our common stock involves risks. See "Risk
Factors" beginning on page 4 of the prospectus.

         Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities
 commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the
 accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is
 a criminal offense.

            The date of this Prospectus Supplement is April 19, 2004