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

 Prospectus Supplement No. 20

                                  AirGate PCS
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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 Nos. 1
through 19 dated March 5, March 8, March 10, March 12, March 24, March 30, April
1, April 14, April 19, April 20, April 27, May 5, May 7, May 19, June 17, July
2, July 13, November 2, and November 26, 2004, respectively, 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 prospectus.

         The following line items in the table of Selling Holders contained in
the prospectus are 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
----                                               ----------------        ----------------         ----------------

Capital Research and Management Company
      The Bond Fund of America, Inc.                     8,666,600                440,553                  3.75%
      The Income Funds of America, Inc.                  9,853,200                448,263                  3.81%

         The Bond Fund of America, Inc. and The Income Funds of America, Inc.
sold an aggregate of $3,000,000 in principal amount of notes in a transaction
exempt from registration under the Securities Act to Banc of America Securities
LLC, which has resold $1,000,000 in principal amount of such notes under the

         Our common stock is quoted on The Nasdaq National Market under the
symbol "PCSA." On December 17, 2004, the reported last sale price per share of
our common stock on The Nasdaq National Market was $35.18.

         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 December 21, 2004