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 30, 2002

                               Arch Wireless, Inc.

               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

         Delaware                 000-23232/001-14248           31-1358569
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(State or Other Jurisdiction          (Commission           (I.R.S. Employer
     of Incorporation)                File Numbers)         Identification No.)

        1800 West Park Drive, Suite 250
                Westborough, MA                                   01581
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     (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                  (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (508) 870-6700


      As previously reported in Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), certain holders of 12-3/4%
Senior Notes due 2007 of Arch Wireless Communications, Inc. ("AWCI"), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Arch Wireless, Inc. (the "Registrant"), filed an
involuntary petition against AWCI on November 9, 2001 under chapter 11 of the
U.S. Bankruptcy Code (the "Bankruptcy Code") in United States Bankruptcy Court
for the District of Massachusetts, Western Division (the "Bankruptcy Court"). On
December 6, 2001, AWCI consented to the involuntary petition and the Bankruptcy
Court entered an order for relief with respect to AWCI under chapter 11 of the
Bankruptcy Code. Also on December 6, 2001, the Registrant and 19 of the
Registrant's other wholly-owned, domestic subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions
for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code with the Bankruptcy Court.
These cases are being jointly administered under the docket for Arch Wireless,
Inc., et al., Case No. 01-47330-HJB. The Registrant and its domestic
subsidiaries (collectively, the "Debtors") are operating their businesses and
managing their property as debtors in possession under the Bankruptcy Code.

      The Registrant reports its operating results and financial statements on a
consolidated basis. These public reports are available through the SEC and other
sources. However, under applicable bankruptcy law, the Registrant is now
required to file periodically with the United States Trustee various materials,
including certain financial information on an unconsolidated basis. This
information includes statements, schedules and monthly operating reports in
forms prescribed by federal bankruptcy law and the United States Trustee's
Office Region 1 Operating Guidelines and Reporting Requirements for Chapter 11
Cases (the "Guidelines"). Accordingly, on April 30, 2002, the Debtors filed with
the United States Trustee the monthly operating reports and accompanying
attachments for the month ended March 31, 2002 attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

      The Registrant cautions that the monthly operating reports and
accompanying attachments have been prepared for filing with the United States
Trustee in accordance with the requirements of federal bankruptcy law and the
Guidelines and have not been prepared in accordance with the rules and
regulations of the SEC. While these materials accurately provide then-current
information required under federal bankruptcy law and the Guidelines, they are
nonetheless unconsolidated and unaudited, and are prepared in a format different
from that used in the Registrant's consolidated financial statements filed with
the SEC under the federal securities laws. Accordingly, the Registrant believes
the substance and format of these materials do not allow meaningful comparison
with the Registrant's regular publicly-disclosed consolidated financial
statements. The materials filed with the United States Trustee are not prepared
for the purpose of providing a basis for an investment decision relating to any
securities of the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries, or for comparison with
the other financial information filed by the Registrant or its subsidiaries with
the SEC.

      The Registrant cautions that the financial information included in the
monthly operating reports has been prepared by management of the Debtors without
audit or review by independent accountants, who do not express an opinion
thereon. The results of operations for the periods presented in the monthly
operating reports are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be
expected for a full year. This financial information is subject to adjustments

related to the Debtors' filing for protection under the Bankruptcy Code on
December 6, 2001, and these adjustments could be material. This financial
information should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial
statements and accompanying notes included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of
the Registrant for the year ended December 31, 2001 and the Registrant's other
periodic reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including without
limitation the Debtors' Joint Plan of Reorganization, dated March 8, 2002, and
the Debtors' Disclosure Statement, dated March 8, 2002, both of which have been
filed with the SEC.


(c)  Exhibits.

         EXHIBIT NO.                DESCRIPTION

              99.1             Debtors' Monthly Operating Reports, filed on
                                April 30, 2002.


      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.

Date:  April 30, 2002                  ARCH WIRELESS, INC.

                                       By:   /S/ J. ROY POTTLE
                                       Name:    J. Roy Pottle
                                       Title:   Executive Vice President and
                                                Chief Financial Officer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

         EXHIBIT NO.           DESCRIPTION

              99.1             Debtors' Monthly Operating Reports, filed on
                                April 30, 2002.